Update: Cucumbers Recalled Over Potential Salmonella Contamination
November 15, 2016 – Prime Time Produce has issued a voluntary recall for certain lots of cucumbers delivered to multiple locations in Bakersfield, CA., for possible salmonella contamination, according to 23ABC News. The cucumbers were served at salad bars in elementary, middle schools and high schools in the Bakersfield area. Other locations that may have received the cucumbers include Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, Logan’s Roadhouse and BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse.
Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Imported Cucumbers: CDC
In a rapidly growing outbreak, at least 767 people across 35 states have been affected by tainted cucumbers imported from Rancho Don Juanito in Mexico, according to the CDC. To date, at least 157 people have been hospitalized as a result of their illness.
Red Lobster, In-N-Out, Walmart Affected by Recall
A&W issued a nationwide recall for all cucumbers sold under the “Limited Edition” brand label on Sept. 4. Affected products, which are often referred to as “slicers” or “American,” were distributed from Aug. 1 thru Sept. 3, 2015. The cucumbers are sold in popular grocery stores like Walmart, HEB and Safeway. They are also used in products served at chains like Red Lobster and In-N-Out.
“Every effort has been taken to remove this product from the market and we have stopped all harvesting and packing operations at the grower’s facility,” Andrew & Williamson said in a statement.
According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) typically include varying degrees of:
- Abdominal cramps
- Blood in the stool
838 Salmonella Cases in 38 States Linked to Imported Cucumbers
November 18, 2015 – The number of Salmonella Poona infections linked to cucumbers imported from Mexico continues to climb, with at least 838 cases in 38 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s 71 more people than the number who were ill when the agency last issued an update about the outbreak on October 14.
Custom Produce Recalls Fat Boy Cucumbers Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
September 11, 2015 – Custom Produce Sales of Parlier, CA., has recalled its Fat Boy brand cucumbers, which were already subject to recall by Andrew and Williamson, according to an FDA press release. The announcement comes a week after A&W issued the first recall connected to tainted cucumbers grown in Mexico on September 4. Fat Boy cucumbers distributed by Custom Produce went to California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas. The company also recalled unbranded cucumbers it shipped in black reusable containers.
Minnesota Woman Files 1st Lawsuit Over Tainted Cucumbers
71-year-old Kathleen R. Dvergsten has filed what is believed to be the first lawsuit over the salmonella outbreak linked to Mexican grown cucumbers, according to NBC News. Dvergsten claims she was hospitalized with a severe case of Salmonella Poona after eating a salad with cucumbers at a Red Lobster near her home in Farmington, MN on Aug. 12. Click here to learn more.
Arizona Woman is 3rd Victim of Salmonella Outbreak
September 21 – An Arizona woman is the third to die from eating salmonella-tainted cucumbers grown in Mexico, according to Reuters. The woman was in her late 50s and suffered from serious underlying health problems before dying on Sept. 4 at a Tucson hospital, said Pima County Health Department spokesman Aaron Pacheco.
Recall Expanded to 34 States
October 1 – The outbreak has now spread to 34 states, prompting health officials to step up recall efforts. Salmonella illnesses are often reported long after recalls are announced because it can take up to a week from the time contaminated food is eaten for people get sick. Click here to learn more.
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