Update on the outbreak investigation of Salmonella in cumbers (June 2024)

In collaboration with state and local partners, the FDA and CDC are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Africana infections potentially linked to cucumbers. Based on epidemiological information collected by the CDC for Salmonella Africana, as of June 12, 196 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Africana, reported from 28 states and the District of Columbia. Of the 85 interviewed, 63 (74%) reported eating cucumbers. CDC and FDA are also investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup infections, with 185 illnesses in 24 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. Information will be provided on the source of the Salmonella Braenderup outbreak as it becomes available. As part of the Salmonella Africana investigation, state partners in 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. The specific strain of Salmonella found on Fresh Start Produce Sales, Inc. recalled cucumbers was identified as Salmonella Bareilly and did not match any ongoing outbreaks.  @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-cucumbers-june-2024?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


 Outbreak Investigation
Outbreak Investigation

FDA’s investigation is ongoing to determine the source(s) of contamination and what products are linked to illnesses.

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