A Jimmy John’s restaurant in Salt Lake City has been closed after making more than a dozen people sick over the weekend, according to the Salt Lake County Health Department.

The popular sandwich shop, located at 600 East 400 South, was shut down “in response to a foodborne illness outbreak.”


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The affected folks suffered a gastrointestinal illness, and it could be several months before the exact root of the problem is determined.


Some of the violations listed by inspectors included the following:

1. Food employees worked in the establishment while ill.
2. An employee did not wash hands when changing gloves.
3. An employee removed a loaf of bread from the pan with bare hands.
4. Fresh bread is being stored on the dirty dish drain board.
5. An employee beverage is stored next to establishment food in the walk in cooler.
6. The vent in the walk in cooler is not properly repaired to be easily cleanable.
7. Fan covers in the walk-in cooler are dirty.
8. Food equipment is not being air dried before being nested together.
9. The mop is not hung to air dry.
10. Bread sticks in the walk in freezer are not covered to prevent contamination.
11. Food is being stored on the floor.