Thomas Produce Company of Boca Raton, FL is recalling 174 bulk-packed containers of cucumbers because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections especially in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Others infected with Salmonella may experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
The recalled cucumbers were sold to distributors in Florida and Georgia on Dec. 15 and 16, 2015. All distributors that received this product have been notified.
The fresh, whole, green cucumbers were sold in 166 cardboard bushel boxes (1 1/9 bushel size) with one of the following lot numbers ink-jet printed on the side: 1554311JDNK, 1554311HDNK, and 15143115DNK. These cucumbers were also distributed in 8 bulk cardboard bins(4’x4′ size) tagged with codes 15NKJD-1554311-D, 15NKHD-1554311-D, and 15NK5D-1514311-D.
No illnesses have yet been associated this recall.
The recall was issued after a sample of Thomas Produce Cucumbers taken by FDA tested positive for Salmonella . The company has elected to recall all lots of cucumbers that were packed on the same day. The company has ceased production and distribution of the affected lots of cucumbers as the FDA and the company continue their investigation.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to not consume them.