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CDC declares an end to Jimmy John’s sprout outbreak

Federal officials have closed the book on an outbreak of Salmonella infections among Jimmy John’s customers, saying a specific source could not be identified, even though 80 percent of the sick people ate raw sprouts from the restaurant chain before becoming ill. Reporting 10 confirmed cases of the outbreak strain of Salmonella Montevideo infections across… Continue Reading

Record shows Jimmy John’s sprouts repeatedly sicken patrons

The crowdsourcing site www.iwaspoisoned.com continues to show the Illinois-Wisconsin region as the center of a Salmonella montevideo outbreak likely caused by raw sprouts at Jimmy John’s restaurants. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was able to get a public warning out on the latest outbreak involving Jimmy John’s on Friday, just before the… Continue Reading

Jimmy Johns pulls sprouts from all 2,727 franchise locations

Jimmy Johns Friday did something it has done in the past after one or more of its sandwich franchises was linked to an outbreak of foodborne illnesses: It ordered sprouts temporarily off the menu at all of its locations. In a statement, Jimmy Johns management said the temporary sprout ban is a “precautionary measure” while… Continue Reading

iwaspoisoned.com alerts officials to outbreak at Georgia Tech

For at least the third time this year, the crowd-sourced website iwaspoisoned.com has identified a foodborne illness outbreak, this time among students who ate at a Georgia Tech dining hall. The “North Avenue Dining Hall” at the university in Atlanta started showing up in reports on the foodborne illness website in the past couple of… Continue Reading

Crowdsourcing was right about Weston Jimmy John’s outbreak

Iwaspoisoned.com, the crowdsourcing site for safer dining, was correct in finding norovirus was making people sick after they ate at the Weston Jimmy John’s near Wausau, WI. The Marathon County Health Department reports a norovirus outbreak was responsible for making about 100 people since April 7.  The department began collecting reports from people who picked… Continue Reading

Illness reports from Wisconsin Jimmy Johns show up on crowdsourcing site

The Weston, WI Jimmy John’s restaurant is being investigated by the Marathon County Health Department over possible food poisoning.  “We have received some complaints and are doing follow-up,” Health and safety director Dale Grosskurth said. “It’s a full investigation.” The crowdsourcing site  iwaspoisoned.com reports collecting  eight reports with a 19 total illnesses, according to spokesman… Continue Reading

Salt Lake City Jimmy John’s Restaurant Shut Down for ‘Imminent Health Hazard’

A Jimmy John’s restaurant located at 605 E. 400 S. in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been closed by the county’s Environmental Health Services – Bureau of Food Protection because of an imminent health hazard. A report from the Salt Lake County Health Department stated: “This establishment was closed for an imminent health hazard in response… Continue Reading

Cucumbers Likely Cause of Jimmy John’s E. Coli Outbreak

Eating Jimmy John’s sandwiches with cucumbers imported from Mexico was the likely cause of a Denver-area E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that occurred in October 2013, according to a new 27-page state investigative report. The investigation, by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and several local public health departments in the Denver area,… Continue Reading