Cucumber recall in Canada expanded again

WATCH ABOVE: Global’s Jill Croteau reports on the cucumber recalls across North America.

OTTAWA – A cucumber recall in Canada triggered by a suspected salmonella outbreak in the United States has been expanded for a second time.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Wednesday added 43 stores in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon to the list of places the field cucumbers may have been sold.

Several Family Foods grocery chain locations are included in the latest recall. The affected cucumbers were sold unwrapped and in bulk on or before Sept. 8, 2015.

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On Tuesday the CFIA said B.C.-based Overwaitea Food Group was recalling field cucumbers sold in its Save On Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Coopers Foods, Overwaitea and Freson Brothers stores in B.C. and Alberta.

Those affected fresh field cucumbers were also sold in bulk on or before Sept. 4, 2015.

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Safeway also began recalling cucumbers this week, along with in-store products made with the cukes, such as salads, vegetable trays, sandwiches and sushi.

The CFIA said it is not aware of any reported illnesses in Canada associated with eating the cucumbers.

Consumers who bought the affected cucumbers should thrown out or return them to the store where purchased.

Food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

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