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I am lucky to have an epidemiologist on staff. Perhaps Fresh Start needs one too.

Let me make a prediction, Fresh Start will eat its press release because the FDA will find more cucumbers that test positive for either Salmonella Africana, Salmonella Braenderup or Salmonella Bareilly in

Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Fresh Start Produce – I would not claim that your cucumbers are not the cause of the Salmonella outbreak

Federal officials say 381 people are now confirmed as patients in two Salmonella outbreaks linked to fresh cucumbers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 75 percent of patients interviewed reported eating fresh cucumbers in the days before becoming ill. 

“Epidemiologic data show that cucumbers may be contaminated

Continue Reading More than 350 patients confirmed in outbreaks linked to fresh cucumbers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with public health and regulatory officials in several states and the U.S. FDA, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Africana infections potentially linked to cucumbers. Epidemiologic data indicate that cucumbers may be the source of contamination, causing illness among consumers.

As

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A Florida company is recalling cucumbers because testing has showed Salmonella. The FDA has reported that the recall could be related to an ongoing outbreak.

“The recall was initiated after the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture informed the company that a product sample tested positive for the bacteria. The FDA is

Continue Reading Recalled cucumbers may be source of ongoing Salmonella outbreak

Canadian officials say a Salmonella outbreak associated with fresh cucumbers appears to be winding down, but they are continuing their investigation in hopes of pinpointing the source of the bacteria that infected 55 people across the country.

No recalls were initiated in relation to the outbreak. Confirmed outbreak patients reported
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As the patient count continues to increase, investigators in Canada are looking look for clues in an ongoing Salmonella Infantis outbreak health officials say is linked to long English cucumbers.

The Public Health Agency of Canada went public with information about the outbreak on Oct. 19, reporting 45 people across
Continue Reading More confirmed ill in outbreak linked to fresh cucumbers; no recall yet

Seventeen food isolates matching the Salmonella outbreak strain linked to 147 illnesses were detected earlier this year in four plants of one company and the site of a different firm in the United Kingdom.

The Salmonella Agona food isolates were found to be closely genetically related to the human strains.
Continue Reading Cucumber Salmonella outbreak strain isolated from four sites of UK company