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FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Linked to Cucumbers

The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Poona linked to "slicer" cucumbers, supplied by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce and grown in Baja, Mexico. This type of cucumber can also be called "American" cucumbers.
According to the CDC, as of January 26, 2016, 888 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona have been reported from 39 states.
CDC Update: On January 26, 2016 the CDC reported an updated case count. Since the last update on November 19, 2015, 50 more ill people have been reported from 16 states. Tennessee was added to the list of states with ill people, bringing the total number of states to 39.
The number of reported illnesses has declined substantially since the peak of illnesses in August and September; however, it has not returned to the number of reported illnesses that would be expected to be seen (about 1 every month). The investigation into the source of these illnesses is ongoing.

The preceeding food safety alert is from the FDA on January 26, 2016.


Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce (A&W) is recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

  • 1 1/9 Bushel Limited Edition Cucumber Carton, Sizes: Plains (60-84 count), Extra Large (48 count), Large (60 count), Super Select (72 count), Super Select Special (84 count). These cucumbers are shipped in a black, green, yellow, and craft colored carton which reads Limited Edition Pole Grown Cucumbers. This variety is often referred to as a Slicer or American cucumber. It has a dark green color. It typically has a length of 7 to 10 inches and a diameter of 1.75 to 2.5 inches.
    • Code Info Lot Numbers 3127932 3127933 3127934 3127937 3127938 3127939 3127940 3127941 3127942 3127943 3127944 3127945 3127946 3127951 3127955 3127956 3127959 3127960 3127961 3127963 3127964 3127966 3127968 3127969 3127970 3127971 3127980 3127981 3127982 3127983 3127991 3127992 3127993 3127994 3127995 3127997 3127998 3127999 3128000 3128135 3128166 3128176 3128177 3128187 3128196 3128217 3128218 3128226 3128228 3128229 3128236 3128237 3128238 3128239 3128246 3128247 3128248 3128249 3128250 3128255 3128256 3128257 3128258 3128259 3128265 3128266 3128267 3128268 3128269 3128272 3128273 3128274 3128275 3128276 3128277 3128285 3128286 3128287 3128289 3128294 3128295 3128296 3128301 3128302 3128303 3128307 3128308 3128309 3128311 3128314 3128315 3128316 3128317 3128324 3128325 3128326 3128327 3128328 3128329 3128330 3128339 3128340 3128341 3128342 3128343 3128344 3128352 3128353 3128354 3128355 3128356 3128359 3128360 3128361 3128362 3128366 3128367 3128368 3128372 3128373 3128377 3128378 3128379 3128380 3128381 3128382 3128386 3128387 3128388 3128389 3128390 3128391 3128392 3128393 3128403 3128404 3128405 3128406 3128416 3128417 3128418 3128419 3128420 3128421 3128431 3128432 3128433 3128441 3128442 3128443 3128454 3128455 3128456 3128467 3128468 3128469 3128470 3128471 3128472 3128488 3128489 3128490 3128491 3128502 3128503 3128504 3128505 3128506 3128516 3128517 3128518 3128519 3128525 3128528 3128529 3128530 3128539 3128540 3128541 3128548 3128549 3128550 3128551 3128552 3128553 3128569 3128570 3128580 3128581 3128582 328377
    • Distribution Pattern Limited Edition cucumbers were distributed in the states of Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah and reached customers through retail, food service companies, wholesalers, and brokers.
  • 5/4 Limited Edition Cucumber Carton, Sizes 24SP, 36/36SP, 48. These cucumbers are shipped in a black, green, yellow, and craft colored carton which reads Limited Edition Pole Grown Cucumbers. This variety is often referred to as a Slicer or American cucumber. It has a dark green color. It typically has a length of 7 to 10 inches and a diameter of 1.75 to 2.5 inches.
    • Code Info Lot Numbers 3127932 3127933 3127934 3127937 3127938 3127939 3127940 3127941 3127942 3127943 3127944 3127945 3127946 3127951 3127955 3127956 3127959 3127960 3127961 3127963 3127964 3127966 3127968 3127969 3127970 3127971 3127980 3127981 3127982 3127983 3127991 3127992 3127993 3127994 3127995 3127997 3127998 3127999 3128000 3128135 3128166 3128176 3128177 3128187 3128196 3128217 3128218 3128226 3128228 3128229 3128236 3128237 3128238 3128239 3128246 3128247 3128248 3128249 3128250 3128255 3128256 3128257 3128258 3128259 3128265 3128266 3128267 3128268 3128269 3128272 3128273 3128274 3128275 3128276 3128277 3128285 3128286 3128287 3128289 3128294 3128295 3128296 3128301 3128302 3128303 3128307 3128308 3128309 3128311 3128314 3128315 3128316 3128317 3128324 3128325 3128326 3128327 3128328 3128329 3128330 3128339 3128340 3128341 3128342 3128343 3128344 3128352 3128353 3128354 3128355 3128356 3128359 3128360 3128361 3128362 3128366 3128367 3128368 3128372 3128373 3128377 3128378 3128379 3128380 3128381 3128382 3128386 3128387 3128388 3128389 3128390 3128391 3128392 3128393 3128403 3128404 3128405 3128406 3128416 3128417 3128418 3128419 3128420 3128421 3128431 3128432 3128433 3128441 3128442 3128443 3128454 3128455 3128456 3128467 3128468 3128469 3128470 3128471 3128472 3128488 3128489 3128490 3128491 3128502 3128503 3128504 3128505 3128506 3128516 3128517 3128518 3128519 3128525 3128528 3128529 3128530 3128539 3128540 3128541 3128548 3128549 3128550 3128551 3128552 3128553 3128569 3128570 3128580 3128581 3128582 328377
    • Limited Edition cucumbers were distributed in the states of Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah and reached customers through retail, food service companies, wholesalers, and brokers.

The preceeding food safety alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report on November 18, 2015.

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