December 2010

Collaborative investigative efforts of local, state, and federal public health and regulatory agencies have linked this outbreak to consumption of Tiny Greens Organic Farm’s Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts. The sprouts were distributed to Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Missouri, and may also have been distributed to other Midwestern states. Approximately half of the illnesses occurred

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and McCormick Canada are warning the public not to consume certain sesame seeds and sesame blends with herbs described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.  McCormick Canada, London, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.

sesameseeds.jpgThe following products are affected by this alert:

JimmyJohnsLogo.jpgFrom November 1 to December 21, 2010, a total of 89 individuals with a matching strain of Salmonella serotype I 4,[5],12:i:- have been reported from 15 states and the District of Columbia. The number of ill people identified in each state with the outbreak strain is as follows: Connecticut (1), District of Columbia (1), Georgia

According to Jimmy John’s himself, Jimmy John’s restaurants throughout the state on Illinois on Tuesday were asked to pull alfalfa sprouts from their menus as a precautionary measure after reports of a salmonella outbreak.

The request came from the man himself — Jimmy John Liautaud — in a letter to franchisees.

“Approximately 88 people have

Jimmy John’s restaurants in Illinois are pulling a key ingredient from their sandwiches.

The company announced Tuesday that it will temporarily discontinue alfalfa sprouts, which are linked to dozens of salmonella outbreaks in nine counties, including Champaign, McLean, and Cook.

“As a good faith and good will gesture, I am asking Illinois stores to pull

Jimmy John’s restaurants in nine Illinois counties are being investigated by the state health department after salmonella poisoning was reported by customers.  State officials are working with local health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the issue. Other counties on the list are Adams, Champaign, Cook, Kankakee, McHenry, McLean, Peoria

JimmyJohnsLogo.jpgA salmonella outbreak is being investigated after illnesses were reported in Will County and eight other Illinois counties, a state health agency said in a news release Friday.  The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating the salmonella outbreak. Many people who have become ill reported eating alfalfa sprouts at Jimmy John’s restaurants in Will

The family of Shirley Almer, one of nine people who died after consuming products made with Salmonella-contaminated peanuts produced by Peanut Corporation of America, filed a lawsuit against Kanan Enterprises of Solon, Ohio, maker of King Nut peanut butter, last week. The lawsuit, which was filed by Almer’s son, Jeffrey Almer and his attorneys at