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Imported cucumbers in Louisiana are being recalled due to Salmonella

1 year 3 months 2 days ago September 07, 2015 Sep 7, 2015 Monday, September 07 2015 September 07, 2015 7:44 AM in Health
Source: WBRZ
By: Michael Vinsanau

BATON ROUGE, La. - Cucumbers across Louisiana are being recalled after they were identified as the source of a multi-state Salmonella outbreak. 

The Department of Health and Hospitals and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration teamed up to recall all imported cucumbers that were distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce.

Since the start of the outbreak, three cases in Louisiana may have been linked to the contaminated cucumbers. One of those cases was in the Baton Rouge area.

Across the country, there has been 282 cases, including one death. 

Officials say that the risks of eating one of the cucumbers is low, but the DHH is recommending precautionary steps. 

Symptons usually show within 12 to 72 hours, and include fever, diarrhea, and cramps.

For more information on the recall and steps to take, visit the Food and Drug Administration's website.

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