A California distributor has begun recalling cucumbers that were imported from Mexico after they were linked to a salmonella outbreak. The outbreak has killed at least one person and sickened at least 285 others. According to the CDC, the outbreak of salmonella began July 3 and has reached 27 states, including Texas. Fifty-three people have gone to the hospital because of the salmonella outbreak.
There have been several investigations which have linked the outbreak to cucumbers distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce. The company is based in San Diego, and has announced a recall on cucumbers grown in northern Mexico. Consumers have been advised to either return the cucumbers or dispose of them.
People who consume the cucumbers may become infected with salmonella, which causes diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps between 12 and 72 hours after they eat the contaminated food. Most people are ill from four to seven days, and can get better without treatment. The elderly, children, and those with compromised immune systems are especially at risk. Unfortunately, with produce it’s not always easy to know if your food is at risk. Once it’s unpacked and the box is thrown away, it can be tough to know if your produce is affected.If you believe that you have suffered a serious illness because of food contamination, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. You may be entitled to damages for your medical expenses, missed work, pain and suffering, and more. Call today to schedule a free consultation, or learn more about us on Facebook.