FDA accuses Jimmy John's of serving vegetables linked to E. Coli and salmonella outbreaks

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to the Jimmy John's sandwich chain, saying certain vegetables it served were implicated in five outbreaks of E. coli or salmonella in the past seven years.
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FDA says fast-food chain "engaged in a pattern of receiving and offering for sale adulterated fresh produce."
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to sandwich chain Jimmy John's, accusing the company of selling fresh produce linked to five outbreaks of E. coli or salmonella in the past seven years.
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l M Abstract Salmonella enterica is a foodborne pathogen often leading to gastroenteritis and is commonly acquired by consumption of contaminated food of animal origin. However, frequency of outbreaks linked to the consumption of fresh or minimally processed food of non-animal origin is increasing. New infection routes of S. enterica by vegetables, fruits, nuts and herbs have to be considered. This leads to special interest in S. enterica interactions with leafy products, e.g. salads, that are mainly consumed in minimally processed form. The attachment of S. enterica to salad is a crucial step in contamination, bu...
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(Washington State University) Despite the perception that wild birds in farm fields can cause food-borne illness, a WSU study has found little evidence linking birds to E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter outbreaks.
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