An outbreak investigation of Salmonella in cucumbers (June 2024)

On June 5, 2024, the FDA and CDC, in collaboration with state and local partners, reported investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Africana infections potentially linked to cucumbers. As of June 4, 162 people were reported to be infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Africana from 25 states and the District of Columbia. Of the 65 interviewed, 47 (72%) reported eating cucumbers. CDC and FDA are also investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup infections, with 158 illnesses in 23 states. The two outbreaks share several similarities, including where and when illnesses occurred and the demographics of ill people. Investigators are working to determine whether the two outbreaks could be linked to the same food vehicle. As part of the Salmonella Africana investigation, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture collected samples of cucumbers from several retail locations in their state. One sample supplied by Fresh Start Produce Sales, Inc., of Delray, Florida, tested positive for Salmonella. In response to the positive sample, Fresh Start Produce Sales, Inc. has recalled cucumbers grown in Florida. @



 Outbreak Investigation
Outbreak Investigation

Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled cucumbers distributed by Fresh Start Produce Sales, Inc. and distributed to certain states. FDA’s investigation is ongoing.

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