12 in state sickened in salmonella outbreak

Published 2:38 pm Saturday, September 5, 2015

ST. PAUL — Health officials say at least 12 Minnesotans are among at least 285 people in 27 states sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to tainted cucumbers.

The Minnesota Department of Health says at least 10 of the state’s cases were linked to cucumbers served at five Red Lobster restaurants.

The Minnesotans range in age from 8 to 79 and are from nine metro and greater Minnesota counties. They became sick between Aug. 13-25. Six victims were hospitalized. All are recovering.

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Red Lobster has pulled cucumbers from all its restaurants, even though most cases nationally were not linked to the chain.

The health department says consumers should not eat cucumbers recalled by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce. If in doubt about the origins, consumers should contact their retailer or not eat them.