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Nationwide Cucumber Recall – April 2011

Just in case you haven’t heard about the cucumber recall…

Roughly 1,600 cartons of Florida cucumbers are being recalled due to a possible salmonella contamination. The cucumbers were harvested on March 29, and since they’re generally only good and edible for 14 days after this date, these cucumbers are no longer on shelves at grocery stores.

They might be, however, in your refrigerator. (Cucumbers can last for a while in the frige.)

L&M Companies Inc. of Raleign, NC is recalling the cucumbers, just in case people still have the cucumbers in their home fridges. The recall was announced last Friday, April 22, after a routine test detected salmonella bacteria in cucumbers in a cooler at Four Seasons Produce of Central Florida, Inc.

Between March 30 and April 7, L&M Companies, Inc. distributed the cucumbers to wholesalers in the following states:

  • Tennessee (15 cartons)
  • Indiana (30 cartons)
  • New York (200 cartons)
  • Florida (591 cartons)
  • Illinois (139 cartons)
  • Mississippi (420 cartons)
  • Texas (2 cartons)
  • Nebraska (92 cartons)
  • Wyoming (101 cartons).

There haven’t been any cases of salmonella food poisoning from the recalled cucumbers. If you are worried that the cucumber in your fridge may be the recalled cucumbers, it’s recommended that you call the grocery store where you bought the produce to find out if it’s involved in the recall.

About the author: DP Nguyen is founder and editor of Hip Chick’s Guide to PMS, Pregnancy and Babies. She’s an expert pregnancy and women’s health blogger. She is NOT a medical doctor and does NOT offer medical advice. Connect with her on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

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