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FOOD SAFETY UPDATE: Six cases of Salmonella illness in Washington State likely linked to cucumbers

October 20, 2018

This update does not apply to any Markon First Crop, Ready-Set-Serve, or Markon Essentials products.

Washington State health officials are working with state, local and federal public health partners to investigate the source of six Salmonella infections. The six cases include residents of King (1), Snohomish (1), Thurston (1), Yakima (2) and Pierce (1) counties. All were infected with the same strain of Salmonella bacteria. Five of the six people reported buying and eating English cucumbers from various Costco stores in Washington. The last confirmed case reported illness on Sept. 15. The cucumbers linked to the illnesses were sold in three-packs of individually wrapped cucumbers.

If you bought English cucumbers from Costco between Aug. 18 and Sept. 10 and still have them in your refrigerator, the Washington Department of Health recommends throwing them away.

Click here to review the Washington State Department of Health news release.

At this time there is no official information linking the Salmonella outbreak in Western Canada and the Salmonella outbreak in Washington State however Markon is closely monitoring the situation and will continue to update members when more information becomes available.

Markon will continue to update members when more information becomes available.

Lianna Kelly

Food Safety Director

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