Cucumbers recalled in 14 states due to salmonella risk

Those who recently purchased cucumbers may want to check their refrigerators as they have been recalled in 14 states.

According to the FDA, Fresh Start Produce Sales is recalling whole cucumbers because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

The recall occurred after the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture tested a product sample, which turned out to be positive for salmonella bacteria. The FDA is currently working to determine whether or not the cucumbers are linked to an ongoing Salmonella outbreak and will conduct whole genome sequencing as part of the investigation.

remembered cucumber

The potentially affected cucumbers were shipped in bulk directly to retailers, foodservice distributors and wholesalers in 14 states, including Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Maryland, South Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Tennessee and West Virginia.

The company has not disclosed whether the recalled cucumbers are related to illnesses.

According to the recall notice, Fresh Star Produce Sales, along with the FDA, has notified customers who received the recalled vegetables directly from the company and asked them to remove them from their inventory.

The company has also asked its direct customers to notify those who may have purchased the recalled cucumbers. They also wrote that they will keep the FDA informed about the process and will do everything they can to properly warn consumers.

The recalled cucumbers

The recalled cucumbers are dark green, approximately 2 to 3 inches long and 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter. The recall does not include English cucumbers or mini cucumbers.

affected cucumbers
The affected cucumbers were transported in bulk boxes in 14 packages from May 17 to 21

Those who purchased whole cucumbers in affected states should check with their local retailer to determine whether or not the vegetables are included in the recall.

Anyone who has the recalled product should throw away the product, destroy it, or return it to the place where they purchased it for a refund.

Those with additional questions about the recall can call a toll-free number to speak with the company directly.

potential health effects

Those infected with salmonella may experience fever, diarrhea and stomach cramps. In most cases, symptoms will develop within six days of ingesting the salmonella bacteria. However, some may experience symptoms within a few hours.

Because the symptoms are so similar, many people infected with salmonella often think they have stomach flu.


Most infected individuals will make a full recovery within seven days without medical treatment. However, seniors over 65 years of age and children under 5 years of age may experience more severe symptoms that require medical intervention or hospitalization. The same goes for people with weakened or compromised immune systems.

For example, it can cause severe dehydration in some individuals. The infection can also cause life-threatening complications if it spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.

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