A recent salmonella outbreak may be linked to sprouts from Jimmy John's restaurants. Health officials in Illinois are investigating an outbreak that has caused sickness in 46 people who are from nine separate counties in the region.
The main thing each of theÂ afflicted people had in commonÂ was that they ate alfalfa sprouts at Jimmy JohnÂ’s restaurants. Now officials are investigating the sprout suppliers as well as the producers for Jimmy JohnÂ’s. So far, the lab tests are ongoing, and they have not yet pinpointed the exact cause of the outbreak.
The people who ate Jimmy JohnÂ’s sprouts and got salmonella are from the following counties: Adams, Champaign, Cook, Kankakee, McHenry, McLean, Peoria, Will and Winnebago. It is always scary to hear about a salmonella outbreak. This many people becoming sick from eating the possibly contaminated sprouts is especially concerning. The reports of the illnesses started on November 1.
Salmonella is a harmful bacteria because it produces toxins that canÂ cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever and stomach cramps Â– the symptoms generally appear within 72 hours of being exposed to the contaminated food. Hopefully Illinois health officials will figure out the source of the salmonella contamination before more people become ill. Have you eaten at Jimmy JohnÂ’s recently?
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