Thomas Produce Company of Boca Raton, FL is recalling 174 bulk-packed containers of cucumbers that may be contaminated with Salmonella. Consumers who have purchased these cucumbers should not eat them as Salmonella causes serious illness that is sometimes fatal. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported to the company.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea that can be bloody, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
The recalled cucumbers were sold to distributors in Florida and Georgia between December 15 and December 16, 2015. All distributors that received The product have been notified.
The cucumbers were sold in 166 cardboard bushel boxes with one of the following lot numbers ink-jet printed on the side: 1554311JDNK, 1554311HDNK, and 15143115DNK. They were also distributed in bulk cardboard bins (4 ft x 4 ft) tagged with codes 15NKJD-1554311-D, 15NKHD-1554311-D, and 15NK5D-1514311-D.
The recall notice was issued after a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The company has ceased production and distribution of the affected lots during the investigation.