Giant Eagle Supplier Recalls Cucumbers

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Steve Sostakowski of O’Hara Township says he hasn’t been sick like that since he was about 5 and now he suspects half a cucumber he ate is responsible for his stomach problems.

His wife, Mary, got an automated phone call from Giant Eagle telling her that she had bought cucumbers that are part of a recall.

A cucumber supplier in Florida is voluntarily recalling fresh cucumbers because of a possible salmonella contamination.

Giant Eagle says it’s not aware of anyone getting sick, but Sostakowski says he got sick one day after eating half a cucumber at dinner.

Giant Eagle says anyone with the affected cucumbers can return them to the store for refund, and it makes it clear that cucumbers currently being sold are safe and not part of the recall.

Giant Eagle is one of a number of retailers affected by the recall.

Below is the full statement from Giant Eagle on the recall:

“Fresh cucumber supplier C.W. Hendrix Farms, Inc. of Boca Raton, FL has voluntarily recalled fresh cucumbers distributed from its facility between May 6 and May 13, 2011, due to possible salmonella contamination.

Giant Eagle is one of a number of retailers impacted by this recall. To date Giant Eagle has received no reports of customer illness. While it is likely that the potentially impacted product has already been consumed by customers, Giant Eagle is notifying our customers out of an abundance of caution. Additionally, none of the cucumbers currently available in-store are impacted by this recall.

Customers who have previously purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to their local Giant Eagle where they will receive a refund. For more information, contact C.W. Hendrix Farms, Inc. at (561) 482-5164.”

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Giant Eagle: Cucumber Recall

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  1. Daniel says:

    I ate some of these and now have the back door trots….UGH!

  2. Ben says:

    “No longer in the stores,” AS OF WHEN? Monday? Wednesday? 1 hour ago?

  3. Barry says:

    Looks like there will be some pretty upset women out there because of this.

    1. Charlie Sheen says:

      You too Huh Barry?

      1. Jeff says:

        Yeah you too afro sheen. Who the hell would actually want to call themselves charlie sheen. Oh I know, a loser just like him.

  4. Mud butt says:

    lol u mad?

  5. Jim K. says:

    I personally know three people that are very sick, two of which got admitted to the hospital.

  6. Grammar Genie says:

    Jim, it is two of WHOM, not two of WHICH. I hope they recover quickly.

  7. RandyRandyTime says:

    WHEN ARE THE PENELTIES FOR CONTAMINATED FOODS BE LIKE THEY SHOULD I GUESS THE GOP DOESNT REALLY CARE JUST LIKE OIL SPECULATION THE GOP IS AGAINST DOING ANYTHING TO BUSINESSES EVEN ONES THAT KILL PEOPLE

    1. Ryan says:

      This is the GOP’s fault how? Isn’t there a democrat in charge of the FDA right now I would assume?

  8. lilly says:

    that part i find very disturbing is that if a supermarket has enough information on you to know where you live and what you eat, just imagine what the goverment is doing.

    1. me says:

      uh – you gave them that information when you sig up for their perks…dont like it get rid of the card.

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