Alfalfa Sprouts Grown by Tiny Greens Organic Farm Source of Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak


State and local health departments are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the Salmonella outbreak, which has been linked to cases of Salmonellosis in the following states: Arkansas ( Arkansas (1), California (1), Colorado (1), Connecticut (1), District of Columbia (1), Georgia (1), Hawaii (1), Iowa (1), Illinois (70), Indiana (13), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (2), Maryland (1), Missouri (23), Nebraska (1), Nevada (1), New Jersey (1), New York (2), North Carolina (1), Oregon (1), Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina (1), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (2), Virginia (2), and Wisconsin (4).

Tiny Greens Brand Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts, grown by Tiny Greens Organic Farm of Urbana, Illinois, have been identified as the source of the Salmonella outbreak among Jimmy John's customers.

On January 5th, 2011 Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against Jimmy John's and Tiny Greens on behalf of a 16 year old girl who contracted Salmonella after consuming a Jimmy John's sandwich.

Health Risks Associated with Raw Sprouts

Since 1990, raw or slightly cooked sprouts have caused an estimated 2,308 illnesses, through 38 known outbreaks. In 2008, 19 confirmed E. coli cases were associated with the consumption of sprouts served at a Jimmy John’s restaurant in Colorado. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that sprout-linked outbreaks account for 40 percent of all foodborne illness associated with produce.

Salmonella Infection

The ingestion of Salmonella bacteria leads to an illness called salmonellosis, which is characterized by diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea, and/or vomiting. In mild cases diarrhea may be non-bloody, occur several times per day, and not be very voluminous; in severe cases it may be frequent, bloody and/or mucoid, and of high volume.

Contact the Marler Clark Salmonella Attorneys

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection after eating sprouts at Jimmy John’s and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses. The law firm has represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness infections, including victims of the 2008 E. coli outbreak linked to sprouts served at Jimmy John’s, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.

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