Sprouts on Jimmy John’s subs have been associated with a Salmonella outbreak in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Our Salmonella lawyers are investigating.
Health officials are working to find out what company or companies supplied sprouts to the JJ restaurants involved in this outbreak. The company, which has removed sprouts from its menu in all restaurants, told the media that the sprouts came from Minnesota.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning, you can contact our lawyers for a free consultation. Attorneys Ryan Osterholm and Brendan Flaherty are our lead lawyers for these cases, and they have handled cases against this company in the past. Submit the form below if you want a free lawsuit evaluation with Ryan or Brendan.
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5 Wisconsin Salmonella Cases Associated with Jimmy John’s
To date, there are five confirmed cases of Salmonella Montevideo infection caused by the same genetic strain (“outbreak strain”) in Wisconsin. All five of these people reported eating sprouts at a Jimmy John’s restaurant location in Wisconsin during mid-to-late December. This is the same outbreak strain that has sickened people in Illinois and other states who have said they ate sprouts at JJ restaurants before getting sick.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is working in coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP); local health departments; and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
2 Salmonella Outbreak Victims in Illinois Ate at Jimmy John’s
To date, there are two confirmed cases of the outbreak strain of Salmonella Montevideo in Illinois. The two people in Illinois reported becoming ill on December 20 and 26, 2017. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), “Based on a review of produce, suppliers, and items consumed, investigators believe the most likely source of the infection is sprouts from multiple Jimmy John’s locations.”
IDPH requested that all Jimmy John’s restaurants in Illinois remove sprouts from their menus until the investigation is complete, and the company has complied. IDPH is also reminding restaurants not to let food handlers with diarrhea work.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and other state and local health departments. The outbreak investigation is ongoing.
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If you were sickened by contaminated sprouts, you have the right to sue for compensation. Your lawsuit can seek money for your doctor and hospital bills, the pain and suffering you endured, your lost wages, and other harm that came to you. You may also have a lawsuit against the grower and supplier of the implicated sprouts.
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Past Outbreaks Associated with Jimmy John’s Sprouts
- In 2011, a multistate E. coli O26 outbreak was linked to clover sprouts used on Jimmy John’s sandwiches. As of April of 2012, there were 29 cases in 11 states, including 10 E. coli O26 cases in Michigan.
- From November 1, 2010, through February 9, 2011, 140 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella serotype I 4,,12:i:- were reported from 26 states and the District of Columbia, according to the CDC.