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Why Cucumbers Are Being Recalled Across America

It’s a worrying time for cucumber lovers.

After 285 reported cases of salmonella poisoning, Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce has issued a massive recall of cucumbers sold in stores between Aug. 1 and Sept. 3.

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Currently, the illness has been reported in 27 different states, including 53 hospitalizations and one death. In these areas, cucumbers with salmonella were sold in stores and also delivered to many restaurants. However, most of these stores and businesses disposed of their produce deliveries before they could be served to patrons. You can find a full list of grocery stores and restaurants to which Williamson Fresh Produce delivers here.

If you purchased cucumbers from Williamson Fresh Produce during this time frame, you can bring them back to your local grocery store for a full refund. Even if you aren’t sure of the exact date you purchased your cucumbers, it’s safer to remove them from your kitchen than to gamble with a painful case of salmonella poisoning.

Although salmonella poisoning can cause nausea, fever and general discomfort, it’s very rare to die from the illness. Be sure to keep hydrated and visit your doctor immediately if you think you’ve been sickened from digesting any questionable cucumbers.

You can find out more information about the recall in this statement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Correction: An earlier version of this story claimed that affected cucumbers were sold to Olive Garden. Olive Garden did not receive affected cucumbers, nor do they serve cucumbers in their restaurants.

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Why Cucumbers Are Being Recalled Across America