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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

Publisher’s Platform: For Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, Lightning Does Strike Twice

Opinion

Scott Maben of The Spokesman-Review reported this week that Washington and Idaho health officials say people should avoid eating raw clover sprouts from an Idaho producer after the sprouts were linked to seven confirmed and three probable cases of E. coli illness in the Northwest. The cases include five people in Spokane County, three in… Continue Reading

Raw Clover Sprouts Linked to E. coli Illness Outbreak in Washington and Idaho

Washington state public health officials are warning consumers not to eat raw clover sprouts from Evergreen Fresh Sprouts LLC  of Moyie Springs, ID, since the product has been linked to seven confirmed and three probably cases of E. coli O121 illnesses in Washington and Idaho. Five of the patients were hospitalized, and there are no… Continue Reading

2012 Reader’s Choices: Most Popular Food Safety News Stories

Editor’s Note:  With only a few days of 2012 remaining, it’s time to take a look back at the year.  That’s what we will be doing today and tomorrow. We are going to begin with your choices for 2012, those stories that drew the most readership at Food Safety News.   We are calling these the… Continue Reading

Sprouts: Yanked from One Menu, Back on Another

Out at Kroger, reinstated at Jimmy John's

October has dealt sprout growers a bittersweet mix of news. Most recently, Kroger – the nation’s largest grocery retailer – stopped carrying sprouts in all stores under its corporate umbrella Monday. That means consumers will no longer find fresh sprouts at grocers such as City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less or Fred Meyer,… Continue Reading