Mar 21, 2016
Salmonella outbreak linked to imported cucumbers ends

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the Salmonella Poona multistate outbreak appears to be over. A CDC investigation linked the Salmonella outbreak to cucumbers imported from Mexico and distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce.

The CDC made its initial announcement on the outbreak in September 2015. Andrew & Williamson and Custom Produce Sales announced two recalls of cucumbers in September that may have been contaminated.

Since the last update on Jan. 26, 19 more ill people were reported from eight states, the CDC said. A total of 907 cases of infection with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona were reported from 40 states, according to the CDC.

A total of 204 ill people were hospitalized, and six deaths were reported from Arizona (1), California (3), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (1). Salmonella infection was not considered to be a contributing factor in two of the three deaths in California, the CDC said.

For more information, visit the CDC website.


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