The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning about cucumbers sold in New Jersey that tested positive for Salmonella contamination.

Florida-Based Company Recalls Cucumbers Sold in NJ

You will want to check your produce to see if you purchased cucumbers distributed to some grocery stores in New Jersey and 13 other states.

Delray, Florida-based Fresh Start Produce Sales Inc. is recalling whole cucumbers citing the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the U.S Food and Drug Administration.

The recalled cucumbers are dark green, approximately 1.5 - 2.0 inches in diameter, and 5-9 inches long.

They were shipped to New Jersey in bulk cartons from May 17 through May 21, directly to retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and food service distributors.

What is Salmonella?

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, while infection with Salmonella in rare circumstances can cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

What Should You Do If You Suspect You Have These Cucumbers?

The FDA advises that you shouldn't eat these cucumbers and should discard or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

You should check with your place of purchase to determine whether the recalled cucumbers were sold where you shop.

If you have additional questions, contact the company at 1-888-364-2993, M-F, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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