Warning: Urgent Produce Recall In New York

Looking to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet for a healthier lifestyle? Beware of a recent produce recall in New York that may put your health at risk. Cucumbers, known for their hydrating properties and nutrient-packed benefits, have been linked to a salmonella contamination in several states, including New York.

According to the FDA, Fresh Start Produce Sales Inc. distributed cucumbers that may be contaminated with salmonella to retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and food distributors between May 17th and May 21st. These cucumbers, approximately 1.5 – 2.0 inches in diameter and 5-9 inches long, pose a serious health risk, especially to vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly.

Salmonella exposure can lead to symptoms ranging from fever and stomach issues to more severe complications like arterial infections. If you suspect that you have purchased any of the affected cucumbers, it is advised to contact the store of purchase and dispose of the produce immediately.

For further inquiries or assistance, consumers can reach out to Fresh Start Produce Sales Inc. at 1-888-364-2993, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. EDT. Stay informed and stay safe during this produce recall in New York.

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