(DES MOINES) Jimmy Johns is not commenting on reports from several States made to the Centers for Disease Control regarding five cases of e-coli that have been reported in Iowa after several people traced their illnesses back to the sandwich chain’s use of sprouts.
“We know that sprouts are indeed a food that can be at high risk for getting contaminated with these kind of bacteria,” said State Medical Director Dr. Patricia Quinlisk.
Quinlisk says that sprouts have a higher chance of holding bacteria because they are grown in water. She said the CDC is tracking this particular strain of e-coli. A Jimmy Johns spokesperson had no comment.
Iowa Radio Network