The “slicer” or “American” style cucumbers are dark green, 7-10 inches long, and 1.75-2.5 inches in diameter. They were grown in northern Baja Mexico and sold under the “Fat Boy®”-brand by Custom Produce Sales of Perlier, California.
They were distributed in California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Texas. The unlabeled cucumbers were packaged in cardboard boxes — except in Nevada, where they came black, reusable plastic containers.
Last week, Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce issued a similar recall for potentially Salmonella-tainted cucumbers. A report by the CDC indicates that 341 people in 30 states have been infected, including 70 who were hospitalized and two people who died.
Fat Boy cucumbers were packed into the following:
- Cucumber Carton 24’s Fat Boy Label
- Cucumber Carton Super Select Fat Boy Label
- Cucumber Carton 6 count Fat Boy Label
- Cucumber Carton 5 # Fat Boy Label
- Possible Fat Boy Lot Codes: 93968, 94506, 94550, 94522, 94513, 93991
- Reusable Plastic Containers (RPC): Lot Code: (01) 1 0851821 22000 2 (10) 99 — Item # 552678329
Salmonella infections usually resolve within 4-7 days without requiring medical treatment. In rare cases, the infection is serious or even fatal — especially in children, older adults, and people with vulnerable immune systems. The FDA warns:
“Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.”
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