06-3-2024, 2:17 PM

Cucumbers shipped to 14 states recalled due to Salmonella concerns


A Florida company is recalling cucumbers shipped to 14 states due to a risk of salmonella contamination.

Fresh Start Produce Sales Inc. Located in Delray, Florida is recalling cucumbers that were distributed to retail and food service centers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia between May 17 and 21 in the year 2024.

The decision to recall the cucumbers was made after the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture notified the company that a sample of the product tested positive for salmonella. Salmonella can lead to infections that can be life threatening for young children, elderly individuals and those, with weakened immune systems.

Salmonella infection can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain in healthy persons. Rarely, the germs might enter the bloodstream and cause more serious illnesses.

The recalled cucumbers were shipped in bulk cartons and are dark green, approximately 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter and five to nine inches long, according to Fresh Start Produce. Mini and English cucumbers are not affected by the recall.

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