June 7, 2024

Salmonella Outbreak and Recalls

Millions of Americans shop for groceries each week, unaware of the dangers lurking in their produce. Recently, cucumbers grown in Florida have been recalled due to salmonella contamination, posing a severe health risk. Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey,  are among the states that received bulk shipments of 24- and 36-count boxes of possibly contaminated cucumbers between May 17th and May 21st, 2024. We urge consumers in these states to exercise caution.

While the FDA has not officially linked these products to any ongoing outbreaks, the potential severity of the situation cannot be ignored. Investigations are underway to determine the source of the contamination and any related illnesses. The FDA believes the contaminated cucumbers are unlikely to be still within their shelf life. However, to ensure your safety, it's advised to dispose of any recently purchased cucumbers if you have any doubts about their safety.

Salmonella, a dangerous bacteria, is the culprit behind approximately 1.35 million infections, 26,500 hospitalizations, and 420 deaths annually in the United States according to the CDC. The symptoms, including diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and abdominal pain, can be severe. If you or a loved one experiences these symptoms after eating the recalled cucumbers, it's crucial to consult a medical professional immediately to protect your health. For more information on the steps to take if you contract salmonella poisoning from contaminated cucumbers, please refer to our article on salmonella poisoning.

Recent reports indicate that Pennsylvania residents might be significantly affected by this outbreak. Given the extensive distribution of contaminated cucumbers in Pennsylvania, residents must be vigilant.

The last thing you expect from your produce is a foodborne illness. Since 1982, we have helped over 75,000 people recover from such incidents, securing over $1 billion for our clients and their families. Let our top-rated Pittsburgh food poisoning lawyers handle the legal work and paperwork. Focus on your recovery, and let us take care of the rest.

We are committed to ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one have been affected by contaminated food products, you may be entitled to compensation. Don't wait—call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Published by:

Jason Lichtenstein

Chief Acquisition Officer & Owner

Sources:

  • https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/index.html
  • https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-cucumbers-june-2024

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