The Greene County Health Director is giving credit to his team in tracing
the source for E.coli bacteria that made three folks sick in the Springfield area.
Kevin Gipson says epidemiologists and food safety inspectors were able
to isolate bacteria from bad sprouts used in making Jimmy John’s
sandwiches. That detective work contributed to a larger investigation
by the Centers for Disease.
He also says the risk for further exposure has passed. The infections occurred
during the second week in January.
The FDA has identified seeds from a common source used to grow clover sprouts
that later made a dozen people sick in five states.