Child Suffers Fatal Allergic Reaction After Eating Contaminated Take-Out Food

The family of a seventh grade girl at a Chicago Public School has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Chinese restaurant that catered an end of year school party. The lawsuit alleges that the restaurant failed to adhere to strict warnings provided by the girl's teachers regarding here severe food allergies to peanut products. Shortly after the girl ate the Chinese food, she began to experience a severe allergic reaction-- known as anaphylaxis. School officials had the presence of mind to save samples of the food and send it to a Continue reading

Alfalfa Sprouts At Jimmy John’s Believed To Be Responsible For 50 Cases Of Food Poisoning In Illinois

As a Jimmy John's regular (#12, no mayo, dijon & hot peppers), I was disturbed to hear of the recent outbreak of salmonella believed to be related to the alfalfa sprouts on the companies sandwiches. According to NBC 5, more than 50 people in various Illinois counties including: Cook, Champaign, Kankakee, McHenry, McLean, Peoria, Will and Winnebago have become ill after eating at the popular restaurant chain. Currently, the Illinois Department of Health is investigating the food poisoning outbreak and are evaluating the possibility Continue reading