What’s the Problem?
The FDA warning letter accuses the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain of engaging in a pattern of receiving and selling adulterated clover sprouts and cucumbers, according to CBS Baltimore.
“Jimmy John’s restaurants have been implicated in multiple outbreaks that have spanned the past seven years and impacted consumers in no fewer than 17 states,” said FDA Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas. “Jimmy John’s has not demonstrated implementation of long-term sustainable corrections to its supply chain to assure the safety of ingredients used in its products.”
FDA is requiring Jimmy John’s to respond to the warning letter with specific actions the chain is taking to address the violations within 15 days. The company has removed sprouts from all its locations until further notice, Jimmy John’s president James North told CNN.
“Food safety is our top priority,” North said. “This removal (of sprouts) was out of an abundance of caution and was not initiated by any known, immediate threat.”
Do I Have a Jimmy John’s Lawsuit?
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