In January 2018, the CDC linked an outbreak of Salmonella to raw sprouts at Jimmy John’s sandwich shops in Illinois and Wisconsin.
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Jimmy Johns Salmonella Outbreak
January 19, 2018 — At least 8 people in Illinois (2), Minnesota (1), and Wisconsin (5) were infected with Salmonella after eating raw sprouts on Jimmy John’s sandwiches, according to a warning from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
“CDC recommends that consumers not eat raw sprouts served at Jimmy John’s restaurants in Illinois and Wisconsin.”
What is the problem?
Eight people were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Montevideo in 3 states. No hospitalizations or deaths were reported. The CDC tracked the outbreak to raw sprouts after 7 out of 8 (88%) sick people who were interviewed reported eating raw sprouts on a sandwich from Jimmy Johns’s in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Jimmy John’s Temporarily Stops Serving Sprouts
On January 19, 2018, Jimmy John’s announced that it had directed all of its restaurants nationwide to temporarily stop serving raw sprouts. The problem is that raw and lightly-cooked sprouts are one of the most common sources of food poisoning outbreaks in the U.S.
Sprouts and Food Poisoning
Since 1996, sprouts have been linked to at least 30 outbreaks of food poisoning. Unlike other fresh foods, the warm and humid conditions used for sprouting are also ideal for the growth of bacteria, including Salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli. Washing sprouts might reduce the risk of food poisoning, but will not eliminate the risk.
Therefore, the FDA warns that high-risk groups, such as children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems should avoid eating raw or lightly cooked sprouts of any kind — including alfalfa, clover, radish, and mung bean sprouts.
Symptoms of Salmonella
Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.
Contact your healthcare provider if you have symptoms of severe Salmonella, such as:
- Diarrhea that lasts for more than 3 days
- High fever
- Blood in the stool
- So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
- Pass very little urine
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