There is a recall of potentially tainted cucumbers distributed from Tricar Sales Inc. of Rio Rico, Arizona. The tainted cucumbers were supplied from two firms in Mexico -- Daniel Cardenas Izabal and Miracle Greenhouse of Culiacan, Mexico -- and were placed on import alert on Thursday.
At least 73 people have been affected with salmonella poisoning in at least 18 states. The highest concentration of illnesses were in the western states including California and Arizona. The cucumbers from these firms will be denied entry into the United States until they can confirm that they are no longer contaminated.
According to the CDC, "there is no evidence that contaminated cucumbers supplied by Daniel Cardenas Izabal and Miracle Greenhouse are still on the market. Due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported, additional ill persons may be identified." The CDC advises consumers to follow safe produce handling recommendations.