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FDA investigates salmonella outbreaks in cucumbers

July 2, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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NATIONWIDE — A MULTISTATE SALMONELLA OUTBREAK IN CUCUMBERS is the focus of an ongoing investigation by the U.S. FDA and CDC. The two federal agencies, collaborating with state and local partners, are investigating Salmonella Africana infections potentially linked to cucumbers in the U.S. from New York to Florida, Ohio, Tennessee and Illinois. The CDC’s epidemiological data showed as of mid-June, 196 people infected with Salmonella Africana were reported from 28 states and the District of Columbia. Of 85 people interviewed, 63 persons (74%) reported eating cucumbers. A Salmonella Braenderup outbreak caused 185 illnesses in 24 states. Investigators are determining whether the two outbreaks, which share several similarities including locations and demographics, are linked to the same food vehicle.

The affected cucumbers, full-size according to a generic photo provided from the FDA, would have passed their expiration date. The boxes were labeled ‘Select Cucumbers & Peppers.

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