Idaho Sprout Grower Sued after Woman Becomes Sick
MOYIE SPRINGS, Idaho (KTVB)– A lawsuit has been filed against Evergreen Sprouts, who was linked to an E. coli outbreak, by a woman who got sick. The defendant, Robin Rae Happeny bought a turkey sandwich from Daanen’s Delicatessen’s restaurant in Hayden, Idaho on April 27.
The lawsuit claims the sandwich contained E. coli tainted clover sprouts that had been manufactured and sold by Evergreen Sprouts. The lawyer representing Happeny said her symptoms started on May 6 and on May 14 she tested positive for E Coli.
The owner of the farm, David Scharf, said the U.S. Food & Drug Administration contacted him in early June and reported that tests came back negative for the strain of E. coli involved in the outbreak.