Fresh and green, yes. Clean, maybe not. Jowita Stachowiak/iStockPhoto.com hide caption toggle caption Jowita Stachowiak/iStockPhoto.com The Salt From Health Food To Health Risk: Sprouts Slip Off The Menu January 27, 2012 Sprouts have caused a spate of outbreaks in the past few years, and public health officials are scrambling to find a way to prevent them. But there's no foolproof solution at hand. So some restaurants are saying no to fresh sprouts.