December 5, 2016

Salmonella Outbreak Triggers Custom Produce Cucumber Recall

fat-boy-cucumber-salmonella-lawyer-recallThe deadly cucumber Salmonella outbreak has triggered another cucumber recall. This one by Custom Produce Sales of  Parlier, California.

The recalled cucumbers were sold under the Fat Boy® label starting August 1, 2015.  Unlabeled cucumbers packed into a black reusable plastic container were sold in Nevada, as of August 1, 2015 are also covered by this recall. No other Fat Boy® products are covered by this recall.

Custom Produce is working with health authorities on this recall and  has contacted all customers who may have received this product.

Salmonella causes serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors and others with weakened immune systems.  Symptoms include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Fat Boy® cucumbers were produced in Baja California and distributed in the states of California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas.

These cucumbers were shipped in a black, green, red and craft colored carton which reads “Fat Boy Fresh Produce.”  This variety of dark green cucumber is often referred to as a “Slicer” or “American” cucumber.  It typically about 7 to 10 inches long and 1.75 to 2.5 inches in diameter.

Consumers who have purchased these cucumbers should not eat them. They were packed for distribution in the following ways: Cucumber Carton 24’s Fat Boy Label, Cucumber Carton Super Select Fat Boy Label, Cucumber Carton 6 count Fat Boy Label, Cucumber Carton 5 # Fat Boy Label, Possible Fat Boy Lot Codes: 93968, 94506, 94550, 94522, 94513, 93991. The Reusable Plastic Containers had  the Lot Code:  (01) 1 0851821 22000 2 (10) 99 and the Item #  552678329.

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