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article imageSafeway stores in Canada recalling cucumbers due to Salmonella

By Karen Graham     Sep 7, 2015 in Food
On Monday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced that Safeway was recalling cucumbers and in-store produced products that contain cucumbers purchased from Safeway because of possible contamination with Salmonella
Food Safety News is reporting the CFIA says the cucumbers were distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. The recall applies to the store's fresh unwrapped field cucumbers sold individually or in bulk, and in various in-store produced products using cucumbers.
The products sold by Safeway include Greek salads, vegetable trays, Sushi and sandwiches sold by the store on or before September 6, 2015. If a customer has any of these items in their home, they are advised to return them to the store or throw them out.
The CFIA is conducting an investigation but is unaware of any illnesses associated with this recall. The recall was triggered by a similar recall by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce (“A&W”) of San Diego, CA. The company issued their recall on Friday, September 4, 2015.
In the United States, the recalled cucumbers have been linked to one death and over 300 illnesses because of Salmonella poona, as reported in Digital Journal.
The CFIA reminds consumers that Salmonella-contaminated products may not appear to be spoiled, but ingestion can lead to symptoms such as a headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. People with weakened immune systems, the elderly, children and pregnant women are more at risk for contracting a deadly infection.
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