WA Health is advising the public about an outbreak of diarrheal illnesses caused by Salmonella Typhimurium linked to consumption of Qukes® brand baby cucumbers.
Earlier today Pathwest confirmed Salmonella Typhimurium from a Qukes® brand baby cucumber purchased at a Perth metropolitan supermarket on 23 December 2022. The Qukes® cucumbers were tested as part of an investigation into 19 diarrheal illnesses in WA caused by a unique strain of Salmonella Typhimurium.
This information was communicated to the supplier, Perfection Fresh in South Australia. The investigation is ongoing, and the Department of Health WA is advising people not to consume Qukes® purchased in December 2022 until more information becomes available.
This is the only brand under investigation, other brands of cucumbers are safe to eat.