A 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, Cook, Kankakee, McHenry, Adams, Champaign, McLean, Peoria and Winnebago counties.
The department has received reports of 46 Illinois residents becoming ill with this type of salmonella since Nov. 1. In the course of this ongoing investigation, the department is investigating alfalfa sprout producers and suppliers. Produce testing for salmonella is ongoing.