OKLAHOMA CITY – Health officials are warning Oklahomans about an outbreak of salmonella that is affecting people across the country.
Experts say the salmonella poona is linked to garden-variety cucumbers that were distributed by Andrew & Williamson of San Diego, California.
The produce was distributed to grocery stores and restaurants throughout the country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 285 cases in 27 states have been linked to the outbreak.
Seven of those cases have been identified in Oklahoma.
Garden-variety cucumbers are the most common variety of the vegetable found in grocery stores.
Andrew & Williamson voluntarily recalled all cucumbers sold under the “Limited Edition” label from Aug. 1 through Sept. 3.
The produce is sold at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Whole Foods and Albertsons. Andrew & Williamson also supplies vegetables to Olive Garden, Red Lobster and In-And-Out.
Symptoms of salmonellosis generally appear six to 72 hours after eating the contaminated food. Those symptoms include diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, headache, muscle aches, nausea and vomiting.
Health experts recommend Oklahomans discard any cucumbers that are either from Andrew & Williamson or are from an unknown source.