Cucumbers recalled due to salmonella

A salmonella outbreak in California has triggered a cucumber recall here in B.C. and beyond.

A salmonella outbreak in California has triggered a cucumber recall here in B.C. and beyond.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said field cucumbers sold at Save On Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Coopers Foods, Overwaitea, and Freson Brothers may be contaminated and should not be consumed.

The field cucumbers were sold unwrapped and in bulk on or before Sept. 4.

The recall has extended to products the cucumbers may be ingredients in, including: Greek salad, vegetable trays, sushi and sandwiches purchased from Safeway on or before Sept. 6.

Those who purchased any of the listed products should either throw them away or return them to the store they got them from.

Food contaminated with salmonella may not look spoiled.

It may not affect some healthy people at all but it carries an increased risk for young children, the elderly, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems and could lead to deadly results in some circumstances.

“Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis,” said the CFIA.

The Inspection Agency said it is not aware of any illnesses associated with this incident thus far.

Cowichan Valley Citizen

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