BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Cucumbers are being recalled after they were found to be the cause of a multi-state Salmonella outbreak.
The Center for Disease Control and the Department of Health and Hospitals say the cucumbers were imported from Mexico in boxes labeled "Limited Edition Pole Grown Cucumbers." Officials say that domestically grown cucumbers are not believed to be involved in the outbreak.
According to statistics by the CDC, as of September 3, 285 people across 27 states were infected with Salmonella possibly related to the tainted cucumbers. Three of those cases are from Louisiana.
The type of cucumber that was recalled is usually referred to as a "Slicer" or "American" cucumber, colored dark green, and is typically 7 to 10 inches in length.
The cucumbers were recalled by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce. A list of markets and restaurants that they sell produce to can be found HERE.
The CDC recommends if you aren't sure if your cucumbers were recalled, ask the place of purchase or your supplier. When in doubt, don't eat, sell, or serve them and throw them out.
Symptoms of Salmonella include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. These symptoms usually appear roughly 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the disease.
The full study from the CDC can be found HERE.