Yesterday we filed a foodpoisoning lawsuit against Jimmy Johns and Tiny Greens Organic Farm, the two companies involved in the Salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 57 Illinois residents from 16 counties with confirmed Salmonella I 4,,12,:i- illnesses. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County on behalf of a young girl who is one of the 57 confirmed Illinois cases in the outbreak.
The Illinois Jimmy Johns salmonella outbreak is part of a larger national outbreak that the CDC has linked to sprouts. The CDC’s latest summary (seems like ages ago on December 28):
From November 1 through December 27, 2010, 94 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella serotype I 4,,12:i:-, whose illnesses began since November 1, have been reported from 16 states and the District of Columbia. The number of ill people identified in each state with the outbreak strain is as follows: California (1), Connecticut (1), District of Columbia (1), Georgia (1), Hawaii (1), Iowa (1), Illinois (51), Indiana (9), Massachusetts (1), Missouri (17), New York (1), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (1), Texas (1), Virginia (1), and Wisconsin (3). Among 91 persons for whom information is available, illness onset dates range from November 1 to December 14, 2010. Case-patients range in age from 1 to 75 years, with a median age of 28. Sixty-one (or 67%) of patients are female. Among persons with available information, 24% reported being hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Because the pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern associated with this particular Salmonella serotype commonly occurs in the United States, some of the cases identified may not be related to this outbreak.