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Subway On Salmonella: Our Bad

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 17, 2010 4:40PM

2010_06_08_subway.jpg As the salmonella outbreak traced back to Subway restaurants has expanded to 80 cases across 26 Illinois counties, the chain has issued an apology for the illnesses. Subway corporate spokesman Kevin Kane said that all cases came from people eating at restaurants before June 3 and that lettuce, green peppers, red onion and tomatoes have been chucked and replaced. The statement:

We sincerely apologize to all Subway customers, those who have fallen ill, and those who now may hesitate to come back for a while. We are truly sorry for the difficulty this situation has caused you, our customer, and are working diligently to solve this mystery and to regain your trust.

While we are committed to work with the health department to pin down a specific cause, people should know that we are confident that it is safe to eat in our restaurants. Any produce in question was removed a few weeks ago, and we have been using new, fresh produce.

The origin of the outbreak still hasn't been officially identified but State Health Department officials are still investigating. We'll stick with Potbelly's for now.