Cucumber Concerns

A San Diego base food distributor has voluntarily recalled its brand of Limited Edition garden fresh cucumbers.
A San Diego base food distributor has voluntarily recalled its brand of Limited Edition garden fresh cucumbers.

The Associated Press reports that San Diego based firm of Andrews and Williamson is voluntarily recalling their Limited Edition brand of garden fresh cucumbers that are grown in Mexico.  The cucumbers have been distributed in twenty-three western states in the Pacific Northwest and Southwestern states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

State and Federal health officials are blaming the cucumbers for eighty  cases of low grade food poisoning and the death of a 99-year old woman as a result of salmonella.

Joey Aiken, weekend manager at Brookshire’s, says “the Greenville store has not been notified of a recall”.  An unnamed manager at Save-A-Lot tells HCN that there “is no word of a recall”.

A conversation with an Air Force veteran’s wife says people should wash all produce in a weak solution of house hold bleach before preparation.  “My husband and I lived in Turkey and it was not unusual to see honey wagons in the fields”. She went on to say “a teaspoon of bleach in a 1/4 sink of water will take care of most food borne illness”. She continued “it does not matter whether you grow cucumbers in your garden or buy them at the store. Do the biblical thing and wash your food”.

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