Cucumber Salmonella Outbreak [Update]

Updated June 12 with additional illnesses Cucumbers distributed by Fresh Start Produce have been linked to a Salmonella Africana outbreak that includes 196 illnesses in 28 states. The cucumbers may also be the source of Salmonella Braenderup infections, with 185 illnesses reported in 24 states.

Fresh Start Produce based in Delray, FL issued a recall on May 31, 2024, after the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture found Salmonella in a sample from a cucumber purchased at a grocery store. Consumers who have purchased the recalled cucumbers should not eat them.

“This strain is causing severe illness,” said noted Salmonella Lawyer Eric Hageman of the national law firm Pritzker Hageman. “The hospitalization rate for this outbreak is more than twice the average.” Of the 164 patients contacted by health officials so far, 68 have been hospitalized.

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Symptoms of a Salmonella Infection

Salmonella Africana is extremely rare. Very few illnesses have been linked to it and this is the first outbreak it has caused.

Symptoms of a Salmonella infection usually develop with six to 72 hours of exposure. They include:

  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea that can be bloody

The patients included in this outbreak reported the onset of symptoms on dates ranging from March 11, 2024, to May 23, 2024.

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Alabama (1), Arkansas (1), Connecticut (2), Delaware (1), District of Columbia (1), Florida (22), Georgia (16), Illinois (1) Indiana (1), Iowa (3), Kentucky (5), Maine (2), Maryland (3), Massachusetts (5), Michigan (5), Minnesota (5), Missouri (1), New Jersey (5), New York (23), North Carolina (7), Ohio (10), Pennsylvania (29), Rhode Island (4), South Carolina (11), Tennessee (10), Texas (2), Vermont (1), Virginia (18), and Washington (1).

Experienced Salmonella Lawyers

If you developed a Salmonella infection after eating contaminated cucumbers and would like a free consultation with a Salmonella lawyer, please contact the Pritzker Hageman Salmonella Legal Team. Our attorneys have represented clients in every major Salmonella outbreak in the U.S. Call us at  1-888-377-8900, text 612-261-0856, or complete the form below. There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we win.

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