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
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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.
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European officials have linked ready-to-eat products containing cucumbers to a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened 147 people.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said five countries are affected: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Behind the UK,
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Cucumber-peppers_406x250The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is increasing its microbiological testing of cucumbers and hot peppers, two vegetables that have been linked with several foodborne outbreaks. The agency has a more robust surveillance sampling approach under development, and one piece of it is the new microbiological surveillance sampling model
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