2014-06-12 05:51:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Washington, DC) -- Federal officials say 17 people have been sickened by an E. coli outbreak that's been linked to clover sprouts. CNN reports ten of those cases are in Washington state, with the remainder confirmed in Idaho, Montana, Michigan, and Utah. Centers for Disease Control officials say the sprouts likely came from Evergreen Fresh Sprouts of Idaho, but the company says all the tests from their farm were negative. The CDC says Evergreen hasn't issued a recall, and the federal agency is recommending consumers not eat raw clover sprouts produced by the company.