Minnesota Salmonella Cucumber Outbreak

A cucumber Salmonella outbreak includes five illnesses in Minnesota. The cases are part of a multistate outbreak Salmonella Africana that includes 162 people in 25 states. The Florida-grown cucumbers also may be linked to an ongoing Salmonella Braenderup outbreak with 158 illnesses reported in 23 states.

States reporting Salmonella Africana cases linked to contaminated cucumbers. They are:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington DC
Cucumber Salmonella outbreak
CDC Map of Reported Cases

Rare and Virulent Salmonella Strain

Salmonella Africana is a rare strain that has never before been linked to a U.S. outbreak. “This strain is antibiotic-resistant and causes severe illness as indicated by a hospitalization rate that is more than double the average,” said noted Salmonella Lawyer Eric Hageman of the national law firm Pritzker Hageman.  Health officials have contacted 127 patients so far. Of those, 54 said they had been hospitalized.

Cucumber Salmonella Recall

On May 31, Fresh Start Produce of Delray, FL issued a recall for Florida-grown cucumbers after the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture found Salmonella in a sample from a cucumber purchased at a grocery store. Genetic test results, which will determine if that strain matches the one cultured from patients, are pending.

The recalled cucumbers are:

  • Dark green
  • About 1.5 – 2.0 inches in diameter
  • Between 5 – 9 inches long
Cucumber Salmonella Recall, Outbreak

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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