FDA Recalls Cucumbers from 14 States for Salmonella

The agency directs consumers to destroy bulk whole cucumbers from Fresh Start Produce.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled whole cucumbers shipped by Fresh Start Produce Sales, responding to reports of salmonella submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

The agency stated, “The recalled cucumbers were shipped in bulk cartons from May 17th through May 21st, 2024, directly to retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and food service distributors in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.”

Due to the quick timing, FDA officials believe it is unlikely that the cucumbers have made it from food retail distributor inventories to consumers. Regardless of who has possession of the produce, the FDA has directed that the cucumbers be destroyed, discarded, or refunded if unused.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the FDA commissioner and agency officials as they seek to prevent consumers from contracting Salmonella.
  • For state and local agricultural leaders as they attempt to ensure the destruction of the affected cucumbers.

Sources: The Hill, Scripps News


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