Kern Hospitals And Schools May Have Exposed Patients, Kids To Salmonella
Cucumbers that had been delivered to the locations have been recalled.
The Bakersfield Californian:
Dozens Of Schools May Have Served Contaminated Cucumbers
Kern County public health officials reported Monday that certain lots of cucumbers delivered to multiple locations in Bakersfield — including as many as 26 schools, three hospitals and two restaurants — have been recalled due to potential salmonella contamination. While the information may have hit the streets too late to prevent possible illness, there have been no foodborne illnesses reported as a result of the potential salmonella contamination, said Michelle Corson, a spokeswoman at the Kern County Department of Public Health Services. As many as 19 elementary schools in the Bakersfield City School District and seven campuses in the Greenfield Union School District received the cucumbers, which may have been served in salad bars at the schools between Oct. 19 and last Friday, the department said in a news release. (Mayer, 11/7)