One of the most popular, and fastest growing, food chains in America is a sandwich shop. Known as Jimmy John's, the "freaky fast" subs have become popular across the nation for their speedy delivery service and delicious products.
However, please be warned about a scary new update that has just hit the chain! According to reports, Jimmy John's has pulled a popular product from all of their 2,727 franchise locations!
"Jimmy Johns Friday did something it has done in the past after one or more of its sandwich franchises was linked to an outbreak of foodborne illnesses: It ordered sprouts temporarily off the menu at all of its locations," according to Food Safety News.
While the company has faced food safety scandals in the past, this latest scare happened after seven people reported food illnesses after eating the subs. The company, and officials, believe there possibly could be a link between the sprouts grown from two common sub-lots , originating in Minnesota. They are continuing to investigate at this time.
“Food safety and the welfare of our customers are our top priorities and not negotiable in our business,” said James North, president and CEO. "We have been working closely with the Departments of Health in Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as their federal counterparts, as they investigate the claims. While the results of the investigation are not conclusive and we are still gathering more information, we have voluntarily directed all franchisees to remove sprouts as a precautionary measure from all supply and distribution."
Symptoms of food born illnesses sometimes involve a headache, muscle aches, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, chills, fever, nausea, and dehydration. Symptoms usually appear 6 to 72 hours after ingesting bacteria, but can take longer. Please consult a doctor if you feel you have been exposed to such a bacteria.
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