There have now been 90 confirmed cases of Salmonella serotype Hvittingfoss linked to Subway restaurants in the following 28 Illinois counties: 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.
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, food handlers in 46 subway restaurants linked to the outbreak must test negative for Salmonella Hvittingfoss in two consecutive tests before they are permitted to return to work.
On June 16, the Subway restaurant chain issued an apology. According to the Chicagoist, Subway corporate spokesman, Kevin Kane, apologized to “all Subway customers, those who have fallen ill and those who may now hesitate to come back for a while”.
The original source of contamination has not yet been identified.
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