Feds waited 8 months to reveal cucumber Salmonella outbreak

December 30, 2016

The fourth Salmonella outbreak linked to fresh cucumbers since 2013 sickened people in at least eight states and spurred a national grocery chain to pull mini cucumbers from shelves this past spring — but federal officials didn’t go public about it until this week.

The CDC reports that 14 people across eight states were sickened this past spring in a Salmonella Oslo outbreak traced to mini cucumbers.

In a report dated today, eight months after the outbreak, scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and several states provide details on the Salmonella Oslo outbreak. At least 14 people