Andrew & Williamson recalls Mexican Cucumbers linked to Salmonella Outbreak
San Diego-based Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce has issued a voluntary recall after the cucumbers imported by the company from Mexico have been linked to Salmonella outbreak in many states. The cucumbers were supplied to 27 states but it will be difficult for shoppers to identify them as they are not branded. They can be identified in the distribution channels as “Limited Edition” brand pole grown cucumbers.
The cucumbers were grown and packed by Rancho Don Juanito in Mexico. The cucumbers added to the current recall are called “American” cucumbers and are dark green in color. Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce said that it has informed the retailers.
50 cases of Salmonella have been reported in California. Total of 257 cases have been recorded across the country.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said, “CDPH is currently aware of 285 individuals in 27 states infected with Salmonella serotype Poona, with 51 of these case-patients being reported from 17 California counties, including one death. Illnesses continue to be reported.”
San Diego County Health Officials informed that a 99-year old San Diego woman died due to salmonella on August 17.
CDPH is working with CDC to investigate the reason for outbreak. Andrew & Williamson issued a recall after health official confirmed the epidemiologic association between the cucumbers and the Salmonella Poona outbreak.
The states where the cucumbers were supplied include Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Florida; Idaho; Illinois; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Minnesota; Mississippi; Montana; Nevada; New Jersey; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Oregon; South Carolina; Texas, and Utah.
Andrew & Williamson can be contacted at 619-661-6000.
The investigation is ongoing.
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