Jimmy John's linked to e-coli outbreak in 5 states

Jimmy John's linked to e-coli outbreak in 5 states

Jimmy John's linked to e-coli outbreak in 5 states

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by WHAS editors

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Posted on February 16, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 16 at 12:41 PM

(WHAS11) -- Sprouts used by the restaurant chain Jimmy John's have been linked to another outbreak of a food borne illness.

The Center for Disease Control reports 12 cases of e-coli in five states - all linked to clover sprouts used on Jimmy John’s sandwiches.

Illnesses have been reported in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Wisconsin.

The outbreak comes a year after sprouts were linked to 140 cases of salmonella. The sprouts were also linked to a salmonella outbreak in 2009 and suspected in another outbreak in 2008.

Sprouts need warm and humid conditions to grow which can encourage bacterial growth.
 

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