It is that time of year. It's cucumber time but pay attention because there's a veggie emergency that you need to know about. If you love having a cucumber for a snack or putting it on your salad, this news might be a downer.

Cucumbers in 14 states, including New York, have been recalled over worries of potential Salmonella contamination by Fresh Start Produce Sales Inc. of Delray, Florida. These cucumbers were sent out between May 17th and May 21st, 2024. Is that you?

What cucumbers are being recalled? The FDA says  they are dark green, around 1.5 - 2.0 inches around and 5-9 inches long. By the way. mini cucumbers and English cucumbers are not included in this recall.

The recall alert is making waves because cucumbers are important for so many people's diets. Everything from adding it to your salad or for a refreshing and healthy snack, cucumbers can steal the show. Check your cucumbers because it's better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to our health.

98.1 The Hawk logo
Get our free mobile app

Salmonella can cause some serious stomach problems and nobody wants to deal with that. So, if you've recently stocked up on cucumbers, it is time to check the source and make sure that your veggies are safe to munch on.

Whether you bought them at the local farmer's market, grocery store, or corner deli, it's important that you take the necessary precautions by reading more about the recall here. Your health should always come first, even if it means that you have to temporarily say goodbye to one of your favorite snacks.

Top 10 Most Recalled Food Items & How To Stay Safe

The CDC estimates that 48 million people in the U.S. are infected by a food-borne illness every year, and an average of 3000 people even die.

These are the top 10 foods most likely to be recalled, according to Consumer Reports. However, that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy them if you take steps to stay safe.

Gallery Credit: Renee Raven

LOOK: The 10 largest product recalls of the last decade

Estey & Bomberger, LLP compiled a list of the top 10 product recalls since 2007, ranked based on the number of product units recalled in the U.S.

Gallery Credit: Beth Mowbray

More From 98.1 The Hawk