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Subway Says Sorry for Salmonella

The Subway restaurant chain issued an apology Wednesday in connection with a salmonella outbreak that has affected 80 people across 26 Illinois counties.  As of Tuesday, reports of illness have come from Bureau, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Coles, DeKalb, DeWitt, Fulton, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Macon, Marshall, McLean, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Sangamon, Schuyler, Shelby, Tazewell, Vermilion, Warren, Will and Winnebago.

A Subway corporate spokesman said the company was sorry for the problems:

"We sincerely apologize to all Subway customers, those who have fallen ill, and those who now may hesitate to come back for a while," spokesman Kevin Kane noted. "We are truly sorry for the difficulty this situation has caused you, our customer, and are working diligently to solve this mystery and to regain your trust."

  • John Munsell

    From where did the salmonella originate? It’s almost a virtual certainty that products purchased by Subway arrived at the Subway outlets previously contaminated at a supplier’s plant. If Subway takes the hit, with no attention given to the source, and forcing the source to implement meaningful corrective actions, these outbreaks will continue because we’ve all become highly enamored with destroying the destination, while insulating the source from liability. Until USDA/FSIS and FDA proactively enact policies which not only allow, but in fact DEMAND tracebacks to the SOURCE, Salmonella and E.coli outbreaks will become a natural part of America’s lifestyle. John Munsell

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