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Cucumbers linked to multistate Salmonella outbreak

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by capslocked, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. (RNN) - A multistate salmonella outbreak linked to American cucumbers left one person dead, 53 people hospitalized and nearly 300 people infected in 27 states, federal officials said.

    The cucumbers, also called slicer cucumbers, were supplied by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce of San Diego, CA, and grown in Baja, Mexico, according to a Please or Register to view links Friday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Domestically produced cucumbers were not believed to be involved in the outbreak.

    People were infected in these states: Alaska (8), Arizona (60), Arkansas (6), California (51), Colorado (14), Idaho (8), Illinois (5), Kansas (1), Louisiana (3), Minnesota (12), Missouri (7), Montana (11), Nebraska (2), Nevada (7), New Mexico (15), New York (4), North Dakota (1), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (5), Oregon (3), South Carolina (6), Texas (9), Utah (30), Virginia (1), Washington (9), Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming (3).

    The people became ill on dates ranging from July 3, 2015, to August 26, 2015.

    The company said the recalled cucumbers - dark green and typically seven to ten inches long - were shipped in a black, green, yellow and craft-colored carton that reads "Limited Edition Pole Grown Cucumbers."

    Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps that last four to seven days and then recover without treatment.

    "When in doubt, don't eat, sell or serve them and throw them out," the CDC advised.
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