People who ate a Quiznos at 30 East Broadway (300 South) in Salt Lake City on August 6 or 7 may have been exposed to Hepatitis A via an infected food worker and should receive an injection of immune globulin (IG) or hepatitis A vaccine as soon as possible.
* August 19 until 5 p.m.
* August 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
* August 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
People who ate at Quiznos at 30 East Broadway (300 South) in Salt Lake City between July 27 and August 5 may also have been exposed but would not benefit from immunizations because immunizations must be given within 14 days of exposure. These people should watch for signs of hepatitis A and contact their health care provider if they develop illness.
Cherry also lended his trademark staccato yelling to the Quiznos sandwich chain in Canadian ads, and the “Toasted tastes better” tagline.
So I thought of Don today, as I pined for hockey and read that Quiznos has adopted a new animal-welfare policy regarding its purchases of eggs, pork and turkey, developed in conjunction with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
The Chicago Department of Public Health closed the Quiznos sandwich shop at 1809 N. Harlem, after inspectors found sewage backing up from two drains in the food preparation area.
CDPH was alerted to the situation by a motorist who called 311 last night to allege that Quiznos’ staff was disposing of the sewage by shoveling it out their back door and into an alley. No evidence of that activity was found by CDPH inspectors today.
Quiznos will remain closed until its management has corrected the violation and passed re-inspection.
Representatives of the Quiznos franchise will have to explain themselves at an administrative hearing on April 17 and pay a fine expected to total $750.
Chicagoans who believe that a sandwich shop or other food establishment is operating in an unsafe manner are encouraged to dial 311 and report it.
This week’s iFSN infosheet focuses on more information on last month’s Salmonella outbreak at a Quizno’s that was reported by the Rochester Post-Bulletin this week. Health officials believe that produce, and maybe specifically tomatoes are to blame for the 22 illnesses. They also suggested that the produce was likely contaminated before arriving at the fast-food outlet as staff and patrons (who likely ate the same ingredients) became ill around the same time. This outbreak highlights the need to ask questions about food safety to suppliers, especially around how they handle produce and select the growers they purchase from.
Tomatoes have been linked to Salmonella outbreaks before, click here for a list of past tomato-related outbreaks.