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FDA Issues Warning Letter to Jimmy John’s


Most of us enjoy the convenience of fast food, and how easy it can be to grab a bite to eat. We also appreciate when our food is prepared well and tastes as good as we expect. We don’t like to be inconvenienced when it comes to our fast food. Unfortunately, there are times where the convenience of fast food can bring unwanted consequences.

One of the most famous fast food sandwich shops, Jimmy John’s, has recently received a warning letter from the US Food and Drug Administration. The letter accuses the chain of engaging in a pattern of receiving and selling “adulterated fresh produce, specifically clover sprouts and cucumbers.” These vegetables were implicated in seven outbreaks of E. coli or salmonella in the past seven years.

According to the FDA, Jimmy John’s has been implicated in multiple outbreaks over the past seven years and have impacted customers in at least 17 states. Jimmy John’s has stated that they are removing all sprouts from their restaurants until further notice. The FDA also sent a warning letter to the supplier of Jimmy John’s produce.

Maginnis Law’s lead personal injury attorney, T. Shawn Howard, is experienced in representing individuals injured in a variety of circumstances, including those poisoned due to the ingestion of toxic food. We handle such cases on a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay any attorney’s fees until we recover money damages on your behalf. We offer free consultations from our downtown Raleigh office.

If you or someone you know have been injured due to ingestion of poisonous food, contact the Raleigh civil litigation attorneys of Maginnis Law at 919.480.8526 or reach out to our lead personal injury attorney, Shawn Howard personally at 919.480.8526. You can also visit our contact page.

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