Cucumber Recall Issued Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
Nearly 1600 cartons of “Nature’s Delight” whole cucumbers are being recalled by L&M Companies, Inc. because of a potential risk of salmonella food poisoning.
The cucumber recall was announced by the FDA on April 22, after inspectors found salmonella on a cucumber in a Four Seasons Produce of Central Florida, Inc. cooler earlier this month. There have been no illnesses linked to the recalled cucumbers.
The recalled cucumbers were shipped in 1590 bulk cartons under the “Nature’s Delight” label. Each carton has a lot number of PL-RID-002990 on the side. The cartons were shipped to Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming, after the cucumbers were originally harvested in south Florida.
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L&M says it has contacted all of the retailers and wholesalers who received the cartons. However, the company is issuing the recall out of an abundance of caution.
Salmonella is a type of bacteria that attacks the gastrointestinal tract, causing mild to severe food poisoning. For most healthy adults, symptoms of food poisoning from salmonella typically resolve after a few days or weeks. However, young children, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems have an increased risk of suffering severe food poisoning after ingesting the bacteria. If not properly treated, some cases of salmonella food poisoning can lead to hospitalization, dehydration or death.
The FDA recommends that any consumers who believe they may have one of the recalled cucumbers should avoid consuming it and contact the place of purchase to see if the cucumber came from one of the recalled cartons. Consumers with questions can call L&M Companies at 919-981-8003.
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MichaelApril 28, 2011 at 2:35 am
my family came down to visit me in kissimmiee. on the 20th of April my mother fixed everyone a salad filled with cucumbers. the next week would be nothing less than hell. with sickness coming out of both ends , when it finally hit me I was praying for death, the worst sick I have ever been in whole life, now my wife's sick. it ruined my fam. vacation. i am pissed and want something done plz.
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