Recalled Cucumbers Sold in 14 States

June 4, 2024

Fresh Start Produce Sales Inc. of Delray, Florida, is recalling whole cucumbers shipped to certain states from May 17th through May 21st, 2024, due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration sharing an announcement from Fresh Start Produce Sales, Inc., recalling fresh cucumbers sold in 14 states.

What To Know: The Florida-based company recalled cucumbers shipped between May 17 and May 21. Fresh Start Produce Sales, Inc. sent potentially contaminated batches to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The recalled cucumbers were sent to retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and food service distributers – not grocery stores – therefore, the FDA advises consumers to “check with their retailer or place of purchase to determine whether the recalled cucumbers were sold where they shop.”

The recall emerged after one sample tested positive for Salmonella, which is a type of bacteria that can make people sick. People most likely to get severe infections from the bacteria are children under age 5, adults age 65 or older as well as people with weakened immune systems.

Read More: Fresh Start Produce Sales Initiates Recall of Whole Cucumbers Because of Possible Health Risk (FDA)

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by Emily Hooker, based in Texas