29 Cases Of Cucumber Salmonella Poona Outbreak Reported In Minnesota
Minnesota has been hit hard in the recent Salmonella poona outbreak caused from cucumbers imported from Mexico. At least 29 people have been sickened in the state.
The other states effected are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah.
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) helped in pinpointing the source of the Salmonella infections. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports cucumbers distributed by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce in 33 states carried the infections.
After the investigation all the cucumbers sold under the brand of ‘Limited Edition’ between August 1 to September 3 were recalled by the producer voluntarily.
Custom Produce Sales too recalled cucumbers sold under the brand ‘Fat Boy’ as those were sourced from Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce.
The common symptoms of Salmonella poona are abdominal cramping, diarrhea and nausea. Elderly and those with weak immune systems are more vulnerable to the infections.