In October 2015, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned that an outbreak of Salmonella linked to cucumbers grown in Mexico has infected about 838 people in 38 states, including four people who died.
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UPDATE: Cucumber Salmonella Outbreak Still Making People Sick
November 20, 2015 — People are still getting sick from Salmonella-tainted cucumbers nearly three months after a recall, with another 71 cases reported since mid-October. Click here to read more.
October 7, 2015 — Another 61 illnesses and two more deaths reported since September 29, bringing the total number of illnesses to 732 in 35 states, including 4 deaths and 150 hospitalizations. Click here to read more.
September 30, 2015 — The CDC reports that 671 cases of Salmonella in 34 states are linked to cucumbers imported from Mexico. Click here to read more.
September 23, 2015 — The CDC posted an update to report 140 new illnesses in an outbreak of Salmonella linked to cucumbers, bringing the total number of cases to 558 in 33 states. Click here to read more.
September 21, 2015 — Health officials in Arizona have confirmed that a woman from Tucson died after eating cucumbers contaminated with Salmonella. Click here to read more.
September 16, 2015 — The CDC has reported another 77 cases in an outbreak of Salmonella linked to cucumbers grown in Mexico, bringing the total number to 418 illnesses in 31 states.
September 14, 2015 — Custom Produce Sales of Parlier, California has recalled its “Fat Boy” brand of cucumbers because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Click here to read more.
September 10, 2015 — Another 56 cases of Salmonella and a second death have been linked to cucumbers imported from Mexico by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce, bringing the total number of cases to 341 in 30 states. Click here to read more.
September 9, 2015 — A second lawsuit has been filed in Minnesota by victims of a Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers that were used in salads at Red Lobster. Click here to read more.
Number of Infections Linked to Outbreak
As of November 19, a total of 838 infections were reported in 38 states, including 165 people who were hospitalized and four people who died. Illnesses continue to be reported. The outbreak strain has been identified as Salmonella Poona.
Where Did the Cucumbers Come From?
The pole-grown garden cucumbers were grown in northern Mexico by Rancho Don Juanito. They were distributed in the United States by San Diego-based Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce under the “Limited Edition” brand from August 1 through September 3. However, illnesses were reported as early as July 3, 2015.
Cucumbers Sold At Major Grocery Stores and Restaurants
Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce distributed produce to many major grocery stores, such as Safeway, Kroger, HEB, and Walmart. Their products are also used in dishes at Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants.
Unfortunately, it is unlikely that cucumbers purchased at the grocery store will have any identifying brand information. Therefore, consumers who are concerned must contact their grocery store to find out if they purchased the recalled cucumbers.
On September 4, Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce announced a recall for cucumbers that were sold under the “Limited Edition” brand-name from August 1 through September 3, 2015.
On September 11, Custom Produce recalled for cucumbers that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The “slicer” or “American” style cucumbers were grown in northern Baja Mexico and sold under the “Fat Boy®”-brand.
Minnesota Woman Files Lawsuit Against Red Lobster
SI Live reports that a lawsuit has been filed by a woman who was infected with Salmonella after eating at Red Lobster. The woman, Kathleen R. Dvergsten, was hospitalized with severe diarrhea, nausea, fever, muscle pain, and weakness. A stool culture tested positive for the outbreak strain of Salmonella Poona.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella infection is one of the most common types of food poisoning. It causes inflammation of the lining of the small intestines when you swallow food or water that contains the Salmonella bacteria.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection include:
- Abdominal pain or cramps
- Diarrhea (may be bloody)
- Muscle pain
- Nausea and vomiting
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