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Salmonella Outbreak Expands to 30 States

Friday, September 18, 2015  
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The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Poona linked to cucumbers, supplied by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce and grown in Baja, Mexico. A salmonella outbreak linked to imported cucumbers expanded this week to 30 states. Three lawsuits were filed in connection with the cases, which include two deaths and 341 confirmed illnesses.

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control said multiple state health departments and the Food and Drug Administration have found, as of Sept. 8, that the identified salmonella Poona infections had infected 341 people. Seventy patients had been hospitalized and two deaths had been reported, one each in California and Texas.

It has been reported that a few Darden restaurants may have come in contact with these cucumbers,  however Indiana has not been effected by this recall.

For more information, click here to read the FDA notification.

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