California company recalls cucumbers amid deadly salmonella outbreak
NEW YORK – A California produce company is recalling cucumbers imported from Mexico amid concerns they could be the source of a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person and infected at least 285 people in 27 US states, authorities said.
One person in California died after becoming infected with a strain of Salmonella Poona, and 53 people have been hospitalized since July 3, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement on Friday.
More than half of the people affected by the outbreak are younger than 18, it said.
The company, Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce, said it is recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition brand label from Aug. 1 through Thursday.
The cucumbers were produced in Baja California, Mexico, and distributed in at least 22 US states, the company said in a statement.
No other fruits and vegetables were included in the recall, the company said. -Reuuters