The cucumber Salmonella outbreak has grown to include 418 illnesses in 31 states. At least 91 people have been hospitalized and two have died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The contaminated cucumbers have been recalled from retail locations. But before September 3, these dark green cucumbers, called “slicer” or “American” cucumbers, which are about 7 to 10 inches long, and about 1.75 to 2.5 inches in diameter, were sold in grocery stores in bulk bins with no individual packaging, labeling, or wrapping. Restaurants also served them.