June 24, 2022

Utah, Colorado, Montana Hit by Cucumber Salmonella Outbreak

People living in Utah, Colorado, and Montana have been hit by the Salmonella outbreak linked to Andrew & Williamson imported cucumbers. At least 30 people in Utah have been sickened by Salmonella Poona bacteria; 14 are sick in Colorado, and 11 in Montana. The cucumbers, which were imported from Baja, Mexico, were grown and packed by Rancho Don Juanito and distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce in California. The cucumbers that were distributed from August 1, 2015 through September 3, 2015 have been recalled by the company. It's important to note, however, that illnesses in this outbreak began on July 3, 2015, meaning that cucumbers sold before August 1, 2015 were also likely contaminated with the pathogenic bacteria. But the shelf life of cucumbers is about one … [Read more...]

Cucumbers Serve Up Salmonella for Third Straight Summer

Cucumbers contaminated with Salmonella have sickened hundreds of Americans for the second summer in a row. An ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Poona linked to imported cucumbers has sickened 285 people in 27 states. Fifty three people have been hospitalized, one person in California died. Last summer, an outbreak of similar size - 275 people in 29 states and one fatality, was linked to cucumbers from the the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) region of the country. Those illnesses occurred between May and September of 2014. Between January and April in 2013, a Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers from Mexico sickened 84 people in 18 states. Those cucumbers were supplied by Daniel Cardenas Izabal and Miracle Greenhouse of Culican, Mexico. In connection with the current … [Read more...]

Salmonella in Cucumbers at Red Lobster Sickens 10 in Minnesota

At least 10 people who ate at Red Lobster restaurants in Minnesota have Salmonella infections from contaminated cucumbers. They are part of an outbreak that includes 285 people in 27 states. Fifty three people have been hospitalized, one person in California has died. A recall has been issued for the cucumbers, grown in Baja, Mexico and supplied by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce of San Diego, California. Those sickened ate cucumbers purchased from grocery stores and in meals ordered from restaurants. In Minnesota, a total of 12 Salmonella cases have been reported and six have been hospitalized. Those sickened range in age from 8 to 79. Their onset of symptoms, which include fever, nausea and diarrhea that can be bloody, began August 13 through August 25. They are from nine … [Read more...]

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