South Florida firm recalls cucumbers

05/31/2011 09:55:00 AM
Doug Ohlmeier

(UPDATED COVERAGE, June 1) A south Florida vegetable grower-shipper is recalling cucumbers feared to be contaminated with salmonella.

Boca Raton, Fla.-based C.W. Hendrix Farms has notified its customers about the products, distributed May 6-13.

Giant Eagle Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., and other supermarkets have notified customers about the recall and pulled the cucumbers sold in 1 1/9-bushel cartons of 24s with Price Look-Up numbers of 4062, according to news reports and a Giant Eagle alert.

The store reports no illnesses associated with the recall.

“While it is likely that the potentially impacted product has already been consumed by customers, Giant Eagle is notifying our customers out of an abundance of caution,” Giant Eagle officials said in a statement. “Additionally, none of the cucumbers currently available in-store are impacted by this recall.”

Hendrix Farms officials didn’t return telephone calls for comments on how the salmonella was discovered and where the shipper sent the cucumbers.



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