Does Your Beansprouts Have Salmonella? Wash bean sprouts properly and cook them until piping hot if its packet has no “ready to cook” mark, health officials advised the public after 169 salmonella cases since August were traced to bean sprouts.
“’No one should be put off eating bean sprouts, provided they are properly cooked. The risk is in eating raw or under-cooked bean sprouts. The best advice is to follow the guidance on the packaging, but if there is any doubt or ambiguity about the instructions, cook the sprouts until they are piping hot,” North West Health Protection Agency Professor Qutub Syed was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying.
Meanwhile, Hugh Lamont from the agency said they are conducting an investigation to identify why salmonella bacteria are affecting bean sprouts.