March 17, 2020: Chicago Indoor Garden Recalls Red Clover Sprout Products due to E. Coli

Chicago Indoor Garden Sprout Recall News – The Chicago Indoor Garden sprout recall is in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) March 13 clover sprout finding that confirmed the presence of E. coli 0103 in a sample taken pursuant to an outbreak at Jimmy John’s restaurants.

Chicago Indoor Garden Sprout Recall Information

Chicago Indoor Garden is recalling all products containing Red Clover sprouts in response to the FDA’s findings. The FDA has recommended that consumers not eat the following recalled products with “Best By” dates 12/1/2019 through 3/12/2020, which were distributed to Whole Foods throughout the Midwest, Coosemans Chicago Inc., Battaglia Distributing, and Living Waters Farms:

  • Red Clover 4oz. clamshell (Barcode: 852623008082)
  • Red Clover 2lb. boxes (Barcode: 081967000630)
  • Sprout Salad 6oz. clamshell (Barcode: 852623008143)
  • Mixed Greens 4oz. clamshell (Barcode: 852623008129)
  • Spring Salad 6oz. clamshell (Barcode: 852623008136)
Recalled Red Clover Sprout Labels
(Credit: FDA)

Diagnosis of E. Coli Infection

Always put your health first. If you suspect that you have contracted E. coli or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your doctor. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm E. coli infection.

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March 13, 2020: Jimmy John’s E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Chicago Indoor Garden Clover Sprouts

Jimmy John’s E. coli Outbreak News – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state public health officials, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are continuing to investigate a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O103 infections linked to clover sprouts served by Jimmy John’s restaurants.

Jimmy John’s E. Coli Outbreak Information – Update

In furtherance of the February 26, 2020 announcement, the FDA has analyzed a sample of clover sprouts from Chicago Indoor Garden and confirmed the presence of E. coli O103. Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) further confirmed that the bacteria found in the sample matched the outbreak strain.

As the FDA’s investigation of the Jimmy John’s E. coli outbreak continues, the FDA will trace where the implicated sprouts have been distributed and will keep monitoring for any additional illnesses related to the Jimmy John’s Outbreak.

Diagnosis of E. Coli Infection

Always put your health first. If you suspect that you have contracted E. coli or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your doctor. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm E. coli infection.

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February 27, 2020: Jimmy John’s E. coli Outbreak Linked to Clover Sprouts

Jimmy John’s E. coli Outbreak News – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state public health officials, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O103 infections linked to clover sprouts served by Jimmy John’s restaurants.

Jimmy John’s E. Coli Outbreak Information

The CDC reported on February 26, 2020, that 14 people across fives states have been infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103. The agency documented the number of Jimmy John’s E. coli outbreak cases by state as follows: Illinois (6), Iowa (3), Missouri (1), Texas (1), and Utah (3).  Illness onset dates ranged from January 6, 2020 to February 11, 2020, and no hospitalizations or deaths were reported.

Available information indicates that clover sprouts, served by Jimmy John’s restaurants, are a likely source of this current E. coli outbreak.  Jimmy John’s LLC reported that all of its restaurants stopped serving clover sprouts on February 24, 2020.  Public health investigators are working to trace the source of the clover sprouts served at the Jimmy John’s restaurants where the outbreak victims ate, and to determine whether other restaurants or retailers received the same clover sprouts. 

CDC Advice For Consumers

The CDC remains concerned that people who ate clover sprouts from a Jimmy John’s restaurant before February 24, 2020, could develop an E. coli infection.  The following advice is provided by the CDC to help protect consumers:

  • If you have leftovers with clover sprouts from Jimmy John’s, don’t eat them. Throw the leftovers away.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider if you have symptoms of an E. coli infection. Symptoms often include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting, and may begin 2- 8 days after swallowing the germ.  Symptoms usually last 5-7 days.
  • Report your illness to your local health department. Assist public health investigators by answering questions about your illness.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after using the toilet, and before and after preparing food to lower the chance of infecting others.

The Jimmy John’s E. coli outbreak investigation is ongoing. CDC will provide updates when more information becomes available.

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February 21, 2020: Jimmy John’s Receives Warning Letter from Division of Human and Animal Food Operations

Jimmy John’s E. Coli Outbreak Warning Letter News – The Division of Human and Animal Food Operations issued a warning letter to Jimmy John’s restaurants based upon investigations conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) .

Jimmy John’s E. Coli Outbreak Warning Letter Information

On February 21, 2020, the Division of Human and Animal Food Operations issued a warning letter to Jimmy John’s restaurants outlining investigations conducted by the FDA and CDC in relation to recent outbreaks linked to the chain. Five outbreaks of E. coli and Salmonella were under investigation and subsequently linked to clover sprouts and cucumbers used by Jimmy John’s.

The pathogens E. coli and Salmonella were associated with the investigated outbreaks. These outbreaks occurred in the following states:

  1. Iowa (22 people from November to December 2019): infected with E. coli 0103
    • Everyone infected had eaten at 1 or more of 15 Jimmy John’s
  2. Illinois (2), Minnesota (2), and Wisconsin (6) (As of February 28, 2018): infected with Salmonella Montevideo
    • 8 people had eaten at Jimmy John’s in Illinois and Wisconsin
      1. All 8 had eaten raw sprouts
    • 1 person reported having eaten raw sprouts purchased from a Minnesota grocery store
  3. Idaho, Montana, Michigan, Utah, California, and Washington (19 total people as of August 1, 2014): infected with E. coli 0102
    • 13 people reported eating raw clover sprouts in the week before getting sick
    • 11 of the cases reportedly involved clover sprouts from Jimmy John’s
  4. Colorado (8 people as of the end of October 2013): infected with E. coli O157:H7
    • Everyone infected had eaten raw cucumbers at 1 of 5 Jimmy John’s in the Denver metro area
  5. A total of 29 people from eleven states: infected with E. coli 026
    • 23 reported having eaten sprouts at 1 of 6 Jimmy John’s within a week of illness

All of the E. coli and Salmonella Montevideo isolates were closely related by whole genome sequencing, a state-of-the-art genetic subtyping method.

About E. Coli

Escherichia coli (E. coli) can cause serious illness in humans, including diarrhea, often with bloody stools.  Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).  HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly.  This condition can lead to serious kidney damage and death.

Diagnosis of E. Coli Infection

Always put your health first. If you suspect that you have contracted E. coli or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your doctor. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm E. coli infection.

Free E. Coli Lawsuit Case Evaluation

The Weinberg Law Firm is currently assisting victims of food poisoning outbreaks. We are ready to help you too. If you have been sickened by an E. coli contaminated product, and you would like to learn more about your legal rights, please call our firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

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January 24, 2020: Quesos La Ricura LTD. Recalls Cotija Cheese (Queso Cotija) due to E. coli

Quesos La Ricura LTD. Cotija Cheese (Queso Cotija) Recall News – Quesos La Ricura LTD. of Hicksville, NY has issued a voluntary recall of its product due to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services discovering that the product was contaminated with Shiga toxin producing E. coli.

Quesos La Ricura LTD. Cotija Cheese (Queso Cotija) Recall Information

On January 24, 2020, Quesos La Ricura LTD. issued a voluntary recall of its 12 oz. packages of Cotija Cheese (Queso Cotija) because it may be contaminated with Shiga toxin producing E. coli bacteria. Cotija Cheese (Queso Cotija) was distributed through retail stores in New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Florida.

The product is plastic wrapped in a yellow styrofoam container with a label reading “Quesos La Ricura Queso Cotija, Cotija Cheese aged over 60 days”, UPC: 7 69087 00933 6, and a weight of 12 oz. This recall only applies to Cojita Cheese (Queso Cotija) products with a “Sell By” date of May 20, 2020-3/ May 20, 2020-4.

About E. Coli

Escherichia coli (E. coli) can cause serious illness in humans, including diarrhea, often with bloody stools.  Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).  HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly.  This condition can lead to serious kidney damage and death.

Diagnosis of E. Coli Infection

Always put your health first. If you suspect that you have contracted E. coli or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your doctor. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm E. coli infection.

Free E. Coli Lawsuit Case Evaluation

The Weinberg Law Firm is currently assisting victims of food poisoning outbreaks. We are ready to help you too. If you have been sickened by an E. coli contaminated product, and you would like to learn more about your legal rights, please call our firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

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