Authored by: Ollie Lammers
A lawsuit was recently brought against the sandwich restaurant Jimmy John’s by a man who tested positive for E. coli after eating a sandwich with clover sprouts from the restaurant.
According to LexBlog, the CDC and other public health officials are investigating a multiple state outbreak of E.coli linked to their clover sprouts.
Jimmy John’s reported that their restaurants stopped serving clover sprouts near the end of February.
The outbreak has been reported in six states including: Utah, Texas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Florida.
Around 39 people have been reported infected with E. coli including 27 of them located in Utah.
The FDA released a letter saying, “we detail evidence from five outbreaks,” related to E. coli outbreaks at the Jimmy John’s restaurant.
According to LexBlog, the business has had E. coli outbreaks over the years starting back in 2008.
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