September 22, 2015: Cucumber Lawsuit Update – Salmonella Poona Outbreak Linked to Imported Cucumbers

Cucumber Lawsuit Information – The Law Firm of Eric Weinberg is currently assisting victims of Salmonella food poisoning outbreaks nationwide, including those injured in the recent outbreak linked to recalled cucumbers. Please contact our law firm 24/7, toll free at 1-877-934-6274, if you have a question regarding a food poisoning lawsuit related to recalled cucumbers. You can also contact our lawyers online by using the “Free Legal Case Evaluation Form” found on this page.

Related Posts: Please refer to Cucumber Outbreak Update for the CDC’s September 29, 2015, cucumber outbreak statistics.

Confirmed Salmonella Case Count Climbs To 558 Illnesses According To CDC Update

In its September 22, 2015, update, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reported that 558 confirmed cases of Salmonella Poona food poisoning have been reported from 33 states. This represents an increase of 140 cases since the CDC’s last update on September 15, 2015. According to the CDC, cucumbers distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce are the likely source of the outbreak. Multiple cucumber recalls (see below) have been issued as a result.

The number of confirmed outbreak cases reported from each state is as follows: Alaska (12), Arizona (95), Arkansas (8), California (120), Colorado (17), Hawaii (1) Idaho (20), Illinois (8), Indiana (2), Iowa (1) Kansas (2), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (4), Minnesota (29), Missouri (9), Montana (14), Nebraska (5), Nevada (11), New Mexico (27), New York (5), North Dakota (3), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (12), Oregon (17), Pennsylvania (2) South Carolina (8), South Dakota (1) Texas (24), Utah (46), Virginia (1), Washington (18), Wisconsin (29), and Wyoming (4).

One hundred and twelve (112) of the confirmed illnesses required hospitalization. Three deaths have been reported including 1 from Arizona, 1 from California, and 1 from Texas. The CDC also reported that 52% of those sickened are children younger than 18 years old. Available illness onset dates range from July 3, 2015 to September 11, 2015.

ANDREW & WILLIAMSON FRESH PRODUCE CUCUMBERS ARE LINKED TO THE OUTBREAK PROMPTING MULTIPLE CUCUMBER RECALLS

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported the following cucumber recall information:

Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce Issues Cucumber Recall
On September 4, 2015, Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce recalled all of its cucumbers sold under the “Limited Edition” brand label because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The cucumbers were shipped in black, green, yellow, and craft colored cartons which read “Limited Edition Pole Grown Cucumbers.” This variety is often referred to as a “Slicer” or “American” cucumber. It has a dark green color, and typically has a length of 7 to 10 inches and a diameter of 1.75 to 2.5 inches. In retail stores it may be sold in bulk display without any individual packaging or plastic wrapping. The cucumbers were distributed between August 1, 2015 and September 3, 2015.

Alaska Safeway and Carrs Recalls Deli Sandiches Containing Cucumbers
On September 8, 2015, Safeway announced a recall for its made-to-order deli sandwiches made with cucumbers produced by Andrew & Williamson and sold in nine Safeway and Carrs stores in Alaska, because the cucumbers may be contaminated with the bacterial pathogen, Salmonella. The recall was issued after public health officials determined that Andrew & Williamson fresh cucumbers are linked to a multistate Salmonella Poona outbreak. So far, 341 confirmed Salmonella cases and 2 deaths have been reported. Nine confirmed Salmonella outbreak cases have been reported in Alaska. Andrew & Williamson issued a recall for their fresh cucumbers on September 4, 2015.

Custom Produce Sales Recalls FAT BOY® Brand and Unlabeled Cucumbers

On September 11, 2015 Custom Produce Sales of Parlier, California recalled all of its cucumbers sold under the Fat Boy® label because the product may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. The recall covers Fat Boy® cucumbers marketed since August 1, 2015. Unlabeled cucumbers packed in black reusable plastic containers and sold in Nevada, as of August 1, 2015, are also covered by the recall.

The cucumbers subject to the above recalls were distributed in the states of Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah. Further distribution to other states may have occurred.

Public health officials caution that consumers should not eat, restaurants should not serve, and retailers should not sell the recalled cucumbers. If you are not sure if cucumbers in your possession were recalled, ask the place of purchase or your supplier. When in doubt, do not eat, sell, or serve the cucumbers in question!

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If you or a loved one are diagnosed with a Salmonella food poisoning and you have a question regarding a potential cucumber related food poisoning lawsuit, you can request a free legal case evaluation by calling our lawyers toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7. You may also contact a lawyer at The Weinberg Law Firm online, by submitting the food poisoning lawsuit case evaluation form found on this page.

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