August 22, 2019

Jimmy John’s Sproutbreak: E.coli on Sprouts Sickens 10 in WA, ID

Raw clover sprouts on Jimmy John's and other fast food sandwiches are the likely source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 10 people in Washington and Idaho, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Seven people have confirmed cases of E. coli O121 poisoning and three have probable cases. Five people have been hospitalized. Health officials are warning consumers not to eat raw clover sprouts from Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, LLC of Idaho. They were distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in the northwest.  “If you have these products at home, you should throw them out.,” said Washington State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy. In Washington, the sprouts were served on sandwiches at Jimmy John's locations in King and Spokane counties and two Pita Pit locations in … [Read more...]

Denver Jimmy Johns E. coli Outbreak Under FDA Microscope

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is at the center of a government investigation of an outbreak of E. coli infections in the Denver area associated with sandwich food from Jimmy John's restaurants. The FDA's involvement in tracing the origins of the outbreak has to do with the agency's food safety mandate over fresh produce. Alicia Cronquist, an epidemiologist for the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, has said the leading hypothesis over what made people sick revolves around a batch of contaminated fresh produce of some kind. Dave Steigman, an FDA spokesman, told The Packer, a respected industry trade publication, that field investigators hope to know more about the source by the end of this week. The probe has centered on three Jimmy John's sandwich locations in … [Read more...]

Denver E. coli: Jimmy John’s 4th Food Poisoning Outbreak in 2.5 Years

An E. coli outbreak that has sickened eight people in the Denver area is the fourth food poisoning outbreak linked to Jimmy John’s in the last two and a half years. Health officials suspect produce is the source of the outbreak but have not disclosed the specific kind. In the previous outbreaks, sprouts have been source of contamination. Health officials believe that contaminated produce was delivered to Jimmy John's Denver-area stores and then served to customers between October 7th and 15th. They do not believe the tainted product is still in circulation. Since 2011, there have been three other food poisoning outbreaks linked to Jimmy John's. The source of all of them was sprouts. In 2012, 29 people in 11 states were sickened with E.coli 026 infections after eating sandwiches … [Read more...]

Jimmy John’s E. coli Food Poisoning Outbreak in Denver, Colorado, Lawyers Investigate

At least 8 people are part of an E. coli outbreak associated with 3 Jimmy John's locations in Denver, Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).  One teen remains hospitalized. E. coli lawyers Fred Pritzker and Brendan Flaherty are investigating the Jimmy Johns E. coli outbreak, as are CDPHE, the FDA and the CDC.  At this time the prime suspect is one batch of a produce item. The FDA is doing traceback investigations to confirm this suspicion. The name of the implicated supplier is being withheld. "The more information from Jimmy Johns about the restaurant locations and their suppliers, the better the chances of preventing illness," said attorney Flaherty, who, along with Pritzker, recently won $4.5 million for a young woman who … [Read more...]

E.coli Outbreak Victims Ate At Denver Area Jimmy John’s Stores

An E.coli outbreak has sickened eight people who ate at three Denver area Jimmy John's locations,  Fox 31 news has reported. Some of those sickened have been hospitalized, including a teenager whose friends told the station about the outbreak. Colorado health officials have not found the food item that caused the outbreak, although they strongly suspect it was produce served on the sandwiches. "Restaurants are legally responsible for illnesses caused by their food," said attorney Fred Pritzker, who recently won $4.5 million for an E. coli patient who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a severe complication that causes kidney failure and other medical problems.  Pritzker says he and his Bad Bug Law Team have won many cases against restaurants where the food source was not … [Read more...]

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