June 17, 2010: Illinois Subway Salmonella Outbreak

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed 86 cases of Salmonella Hvittingfoss associated with Subway restaurants located within the state. Those who became ill reported eating at Subway restaurants located in 26 Illinois counties between May 10 and May 25.

Illnesses were reported in the following Illinois counties: Bureau, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Coles, Dekalb, DeWitt, Fulton, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Macon, Marshall, McLean, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Sangamon, Schuyler, Shelby, Tazewell, Vermilion, Warren, Will and Winnebago.

Although the source of the contamination has not been identified, the IDPH reports that Subway restaurant chains in Illinois have withdrawn all lettuce, green peppers, red onions, and tomatoes and replaced these items with new produce.

What You Can Do:
If you are experiencing Salmonella food poisoning symptoms, contact your healthcare professional.  He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection.  Let your doctor know that you consumed food from an Illinois Subway.  You can also report your illness to your local health department.

Salmonella Outbreak Victims:
If you are diagnosed with Salmonella, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, please submit a Free Salmonella Lawsuit Case Evaluation, or call the Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg toll free at 1-877-934-6274.