L&M Companies Inc. has issued a national recall of whole cucumbers because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Raleigh, N.C.-based L&M said in a press release issued on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Web site that no illnesses have been reported in association with this recall, and no other products are involved other than this one lot of cucumbers.
The recalled product was directly distributed by L&M Companies between March 30 and April 7 to wholesalers in New York (200 cartons), Florida (591 cartons), Illinois (139 cartons), Indiana (30 cartons) and Tennessee (15 cartons), and one retailer with distribution centers in Mississippi (420 cartons), Nebraska (92 cartons), Texas (2 cartons) and Wyoming (101 cartons).
“L&M Companies is issuing a nationwide recall out of an abundance of caution because the company recognizes the possibility that wholesale customers could have redistributed the product in states beyond those listed above,” according to the company.
The recalled lot of bulk cucumbers was harvested in South Florida on March 29. Cucumbers typically maintain an edible quality for 10-14 days after harvest, according to the company.
“L&M Companies takes food safety seriously, and we are committed to the customers and consumers who buy our products every day. Our farms are third-party, food safety certified, and they follow good agriculture practices,” said Lee Anne Oxford, company representative. “Even though the recalled lot was only directly distributed to a hand full of states, we are issuing this nationwide, voluntary recall to reduce even the slightest risk to public health.” …