The Record on Sprouts and Illness

The Illinois-Wisconsin region continues as the center of a Salmonella montevideo outbreak likely caused by raw sprouts at Jimmy John’s restaurants. According to federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eight residents of three states —Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota — have been infected with Salmonella montevideo. There have not been any deaths or hospitalizations […]

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Possible link to Salmonella and sprouts

At least two cases of illness in Wisconsin have been linked to a possible outbreak of disease from Salmonella. The investigation is tied to the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain and specifically to sprouted seeds (sprouts) served by the restaurant.  As a result, on Saturday (January 20, 2018), Jimmy John’s pulled sprouts from the menu at […]

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Advice to Avoid Romaine Lettuce, for Now

At the start of the new year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta,GA) and the federal Food and Drug Administration announced an investigation into toxic E. coli infections in the U.S. Since November, 58 people in the U.S. and Canada have become ill from a dangerous strain of E. coli (E. coli O157:H7)  […]

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Safe & Healthy: Apple Cider

When fall arrives, many of us look forward to enjoying fresh juice and apple cider. While most people think of juices as healthy foods, juice and cider could pose a health risk to your family unless they are heated to kill harmful bacteria. News stories every year highlight this risk; here are some examples:   […]

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