Cucumbers linked to salmonella outbreak, 12 Minnesotans sick

A California company is recalling some of its cucumbers after a salmonella outbreak sickened 285 people in several states, including 12 Minnesotans.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 285 people in 27 states have been infected and one person has died since July 3.

Six of the Minnesota victims were hospitalized, but all are recovering, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The California-based Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce voluntarily recalled all its “Limited Edition brand garden cumbers Friday. The cucumbers were grown in Mexico.

At least 10 of the Minnesotans became sick after eating cucumbers served at five local Red Lobster restaurants, the Associated Press reported.

Red Lobster pulled cucumbers from all of its restaurants nationwide on Friday. 

CDC said the limited edition cucumbers were distributed to Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kanas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

The health department said confirmed cases in other states were linked to grocery stores, retailers and other restaurants. Several other Minnesota companies also received the recalled cucumbers. Health officials are conducting an investigation to determine which specific companies were affected.