October 25, 2016

Salmonella in Cucumbers Sickens 25 In Washington

Salmonella in cucumbers at Red LobsterTwenty-five people in Washington have been sickened with Salmonella infections from contaminated cucumbers. They are part of a huge outbreak that has sickened 838 people in 38 states.  One hundred and sixty five people have been hospitalized, four have died.

By county, the case count is as follows: Clark (4 cases), King (5); Kitsap (2); Pierce (5); Snohomish (4); Spokane (2); Thurston (1); Walla Walla (1); and Yakima (1). One person has been hospitalized.

On September 4, 2015,  Andrew & Williamson recalled the cucumbers sold under the “Limited Edition” brand label from August 1, 2015 through September 3, 2015. Then, on September 11, another recall was issued by Custom Produce Sales for all cucumbers sold under the Fat Boy label starting August 1, 2015.  Those unlabeled cucumbers, which were sold in Nevada, were sent to Custom Produce Sales from Andrew & Williamson.

The recalled cucumbers, dark green in color, between 7 and 10 inches long were sold unlabeled in bulk displays at grocery stores. A list of retailers that sold the recalled cucumbers has not been provided by health officials. But Walmart, Winco, Food 4 Less, Ralphs, and Savemart stores all carried them.



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