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Recall on Cucumbers

The CDC and FDA are doing an investigation on an outbreak of Salmonella infections caused by cucumbers.

The recalled vegetables were distributed to 33 states and Mississippi is on the list. So far it is reported that 558 people have been infected with strains of Salmonella since September 15th.

The specific type of cucumber that has been recalled is often referred to as a “slicer” or “American” cucumber. They are dark green in color and are typically between seven and ten inches.

Consumers and restaurants should not serve or consume these cucumbers.

The CDC performed testing on six sick patients who they believed to be infected with the outbreak strains. All of the subjects were susceptible to the antibiotics tested on the panel.

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