E. coli cucumbers may be in Austria, Hungary

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VIENNA (AP) -- Austrian health authorities say small numbers of Spanish cucumbers suspected of contamination with a potentially deadly bacteria are being recalled from stores.

The Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety says the cucumbers are the subject of an immediate recall that also applies to tomatoes and eggplants.

The agency said Sunday that some of these products may have been sold and it is urging consumers to throw them away.

Czech officials say 120 organic Spanish cucumbers suspected of contamination by a potentially fatal bacteria are being pulled off shelves.

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority says cucumbers from the same shipment also went to Hungary and Luxembourg. There were no immediate reports of illness there.