By: Candess Zona-Mendola of MakeFoodSafe

Saint Louis University’s The University News reported this week that as many as 14 students are sick with apparent food poisoning symptoms after eating at the Jimmy Johns restaurant near campus on January 19th. Several students have been hospitalized. It appears that a Jimmy Johns food poisoning outbreak may be the culprit.


The restaurant in question was closed by the St. Louis City Health Department on January 25. Initially, a sign was posted by the St. Louis City Health Department on the restaurant’s door. But it has since been taken down and replaced with another claiming a water main break issue had arisen. The restaurant appears to have reopened “after it was determined there was no risk to the public.” 

The exact type of food poisoning linked to the potential outbreak has not been released.