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FDA Shares FY16–17 Microbiological Sampling Summary Report for Cucumbers

November 5, 2019 - from FDA and FDA Testing

The FDA released a report on testing of cucumbers that they did starting in November, 2015. The FDA "collected and tested 1,601 samples to determine the prevalence of Salmonella spp. and Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 in the commodity. About 76 percent of the samples collected and tested were from imported cucumbers and the rest were from domestically grown cucumbers, comparable to their respective U.S. market shares at the start of the assignment. The agency designed its sampling plan to detect rates of contamination of one percent or greater if present in the commodity."

"The agency found the prevalence of Salmonella in the cucumbers sampled to be 1.75 percent. The agency did not detect E. coli O157:H7 or other pathogenic E. coli in any of the samples."

Microbiological Surveillance Sampling: FY16-17 Cucumbers is here

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