EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Sprout Alliance for Safety and Science announced its formation less than a week after Kroger said it was discontinuing the sale of sprouts due to the food safety risks. Sprout growers, seed suppliers and other sprout-related groups can join the alliance. Members will have to be part of a verification system to ensure compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s guidelines for sprouts as well as other safety standards. Read ...

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