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OTTAWA — A cucumber recall in Canada triggered by a suspected salmonella outbreak in the United States is being expanded.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says B.C.-based Overwaitea Food Group is recalling field cucumbers sold in its Save On Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Coopers Foods, Overwaitea and Freson Brothers stores in B.C. and Alberta.

The affected fresh field cucumbers were sold unwrapped and 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 says 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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