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Another Salmonella Scare: This Time It’s Cucumbers

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A large quantity of cucumbers has been recalled after a random sample test performed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) found a cooler that tested positive for Salmonella. The contaminated cucumbers were found in Four Seasons Produce of Central Florida.

Here are some details according to CNN:

Raleigh-based L&M Companies, Inc. said it distributed 1,590 bulk cartons of the cucumbers in question between March 30 and April 7 to New York, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Nebraska. Texas and Wyoming.

The recalled cartons are marked Nature’s Delight and contain the Lot # PL-RID-002990 on the side of the carton. Only this one lot is being recalled.

The company seems well aware of the fact that the contaminated cucumbers could have spread beyond the original customers, and is acting accordingly. R.E. Christian, a writer for Third Age, brings us the official statement from L&M:

The company released a statement saying: “Despite the limited direct distribution of the one recalled lot, L&M Companies is issuing a nationwide recall out of an abundance of caution because the company recognizes the possibility that wholesale customers could have redistributed the product in states beyond those listed above.”

Image by LeGrande Farmer’s Markets/Market Manager on Flickr, used under its Creative Commons license.

 

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