OLYMPIA, Wash. — "This is an ongoing problem for Jimmy John's, and they seem to not be able to get it right. They just simply shouldn't have brought these back on the market," Marler said.
The corporate spokesperson for Jimmy John’s said she could not comment on the case.
"I almost wish they wouldn't run anything until they get the results back. Because why would you look like an idiot, if there's nothing wrong with the product?" Scharf said.
Scharf told KIRO 7 he gets consistent lab tests done on his sprouts, and the results have been clean. He said there has been no proven contamination besides the anecdotes of surveys taken from the 10 people who are ill.
"They're hard to decontaminate. They're hard to clean. We can't peel a sprout, you can't wash a sprout like you can wash a bell pepper," Duchin said.
He said there is a standing warning for children, pregnant women, older people, and people with immune system weaknesses, not to consume sprouts.
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