- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) - A Spanish Fork woman is suing a California produce distributor after she was hospitalized with salmonella from contaminated cucumbers.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/1KzTns0 ) that Janette Painter was in the hospital for one week after eating cucumbers from a Macey’s grocery store in August. She filed the federal lawsuit against Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce on Tuesday.

The suit states that she tested positive for the strain of salmonella found in Andrew & Williamson’s cucumbers, which were recalled earlier this month.

According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 550 people have become sick from tainted cucumbers and three have died.

The outbreak is believed to have started in Utah, which has reported 46 infections since early July.

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Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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