Safeway is recalling field cucumbers and in-store products containing the cucumbers due to possible salmonella contamination. The products were sold in Safeway stores in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia on or before Sept. 6, 2015.
Consumers are being advised not to eat the recalled products.
The recall applies to fresh field cucumbers sold unwrapped in bulk, along with various in-store produced products that contain cucumbers such as Greek salads, vegetable trays, sushi and sandwiches.
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Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
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The recall was triggered after Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce of San Diego voluntarily recalled its “Limited Edition” brand garden cucumbers on Friday, which were grown in Mexico.
A salmonella outbreak has sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a 99-year-old San Diego woman.
Health officials in the U.S. said the cucumbers are the likely cause of hundreds of illnesses since July 3.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) officials said they are not aware of any reported illnesses in Canada linked to the products.
Salmonella contaminated food may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.
Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation and officials said it may lead to the recall of other products.
With files from The Associated Press