June 30, 2010: Subway Salmonella Outbreak

The Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) has reported 97 confirmed cases of Salmonella serotype Hvittingfoss linked to Subway restaurants in 28 Illinois counties. Most of those who became ill reported eating at Subway restaurants between May 10 and May 25.

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The counties involved include: Bureau, Cass, Champaign Christian, Coles, Dekalb,DeWitt, Ford, Fulton, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Macon, Marshall,McLean, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Shelby, Tazewell, Vermilion, Warren, Will, and Winnebago.

Food handlers in the 46 Subway restaurants linked to the outbreak must test negativefor Salmonella Hvittingfoss in two consecutive tests before returning to work.

While the exact source of the outbreak is still unknown, the IDPH reported that Subway restaurants throughout the state have withdrawn all lettuce, green peppers, red onions, and tomatoes and have replaced these items with fresh produce.

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