Alaska Salmonella Outbreak Illnesses – On September 8, 2015, Safeway announced a recall for its deli sandwiches sold in nine Safeway and Carrs stores in Alaska, because the product was made with cucumbers that may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Salmonella. The recall was issued after public health officials reported that Andrew & Williamson fresh cucumbers are linked to a deadly Salmonella food poisoning outbreak. To date, 341 confirmed Salmonella illnesses, including 2 deaths have been reported. Nine confirmed Salmonella outbreak cases have been reported in Alaska. Andrew & Williamson issued a recall for their fresh cucumbers on September 4, 2015.
Alaska Safeway and Carrs Sandwich Recall Information
According to a Safeway press release the following sandwiches are subject to the recall:
“Sandwiches were sold from August 1 through September 4 from the full-service sandwich counter. The stores include:
• Carrs at 1725 Abbott Rd., Anchorage, AK 99507
• Carrs at 1650 W Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99517
• Carrs at 5600 Debarr Rd., Anchorage, AK 99504
• Carrs at 1340 Gambell St., Anchorage, AK 99501
• Carrs at 1501 Huffman Rd., Anchorage, AK 99515
• Safeway at 1907 Seward Hwy., Seward, AK 99664
• Safeway at 1313 Meals St., Valdez, AK 99686
• Safeway at 90 Sterling Hwy., Homer, AK 99603
• Safeway at 301 N Santa Claus Ln., North Pole, AK 99705
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.”
Consumers are cautioned to not eat the recalled Safeway and Carrs’ sandwiches.
Contact Attorney Eric Weinberg for a Free Cucumber Lawsuit Evaluation
The Weinberg Law Firm is currently assisting victims of Salmonella food poisoning outbreaks nationwide, including those injured in the recent outbreak linked to recalled cucumbers. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free cucumber lawsuit case evaluation by calling our lawyers toll free at 1-877-934-6274. You may also contact the lawyers at the Weinberg Law Firm online by submitting the food poisoning lawsuit case evaluation form found on this page.