Breaking Recall: Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Infections

by Terry Bryant

Cucumber Salmonella Poona

Did Imported Cucumbers Give You Salmonella Poona?

An ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections keeps spreading. Please read this important warning to protect you and your loved ones from a potential infection.

As of September 15, 2015, 418 people infected with Salmonella Poona have been reported from 31 states.  Of these reported cases, 91 people have been hospitalized.  Two deaths have been reported, including one death from Texas.

The most likely source of the outbreak has been identified as cucumbers imported from Mexico and distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce.  Several of these cucumbers have been recalled.  However, consumers should still exercise caution.

Some of these cucumbers were distributed in Texas and surrounding states.  You may have been exposed to this type of cucumber.  It is dark green, typically ranging from 7 to 10 inches long.

Signs and symptoms of Salmonella Poona include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.  Symptoms develop between 12 and 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria.  From the available data, infected consumers began showing symptoms on July 3, 2015.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), multiple states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continue to investigate the Salmonella Poona outbreak.

If you or a loved one has experienced any of these symptoms, you should contact a Board Certified personal injury attorney specializing in food poisoning litigation to evaluate your potential claim.