Cucumbers linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Cucumber-Boston-PicklingA California distributor, Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce, has began recalling their cucumber produce because of identified salmonella in tested cucumbers. These cucumbers were imported from Mexico, and at least 285 cucumbers are supposedly infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the cucumbers were most likely the cause of the outbreak of salmonella that began from July 3 over 27 states. These cucumbers distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce are sold under the company’s “Limited Edition” label from August 1st to September 3rd. Fred Williamson, the company president has said “The safety and welfare of consumers is the highest priority for our company.” The cucumbers were delivered to grocery stores and restaurants in 18 states. Whole Foods has released statements that they do not carry cucumbers from the distributor.

The bacteria has killed a 99-year old San Diego women and nearly 300 people to the hospital with more than half of those infected have been younger than 18 years old. Another Minnesota women has filed a lawsuit as she spent a week in the hospital after learning the meal she ate at Red Lobster contained the cucumbers under suspicion.

The FDA and state officials are urging people to read the stickers on their produce.

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