October 3, 2022

Where Are Banned, Salmonella Contaminated Cucumbers Being Sold?

Imported cucumbers identified as the source of a Salmonella outbreak were supposed to have been barred from entering this country two months ago, but people are still getting sick. How? Cucumbers have a shelf a life of about two weeks and symptoms of a Salmonella infection usually appear within six to 72 hours of exposure. Yet, people sickened by the three outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona have reported onset of illness as recently as early November. Despite two recalls and two import alerts essentially banning cucumbers from the farm in question, is the tainted produce somehow still on the market? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Thursday that 838 people in 38 states have been sickened, 165 have been hospitalized, four have died.¬†Since the last … [Read more...]

Salmonella in Cucumbers Sickens 285, 1 Dead

A Salmonella outbreak linked to imported cucumbers has sickened 285 people in 27 states. Fifty three people have been hospitalized, one person in California 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. Grocery stores doing business with Andrew and Williamson include Fresh and Easy, Costco, Walmart, Kroger, Safeway, HEB, Albertsons, United, Sam's Club, and Save Mart. Restaurant customers of Andrew and Williamson include Olive Garden, Red Lobster, The Capital Grille and In-N-Out Burger. We don't know if the cucumbers were sold from all of those venues. The cucumbers, known as … [Read more...]

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