Jimmy John’s linked to E. Coli outbreak

Federal officials said Wednesday preliminary investigative findings indicate that sprouts served by the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain are behind a five-state E. Coli outbreak that has sickened 12 people.

Representatives for Champaign, Ill.-based Jimmy John’s had no comment about the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta linking the E. coli O26 illnesses to raw clover sprouts served in some of the chain’s more than 1,200 restaurants.<

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