RICHMOND, Va. -- A California distributor is recalling its "Limited Edition" pole grown cucumbers imported from Mexico after the vegetables were linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak. One woman in California has died and nearly 300 others have been reportedly sickened, including one person in Virginia.
The Centers for Disease Control said the outbreak that began on July 3 has reached 27 states.
According to the CDC, people who get salmonella usually experience diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps about 12 to 72 hours after they eat something contaminated with the bacteria. Most people are sick from four to seven days and can get better without treatment.
The tainted cucumbers were distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce.
"The type of cucumber is often referred to as a 'slicer' or 'American' cucumber and is dark green in color. Typical length is 7 to 10 inches," the CDC stated.
The cucumbers were distributed to Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah. But officials said the cucumbers may have been distributed to other states.