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Salmonella outbreak linked to red onions

Aug 02, 2020 5:30 am
Mike Snider is reporting for USA Today the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other state and local officials are tracking the outbreak of salmonella newport tied to red, white, yellow, and sweet onions from Thomson International, a supplier headquartered in Bakersfield, Calif. So far, 396 illnesses and 59 hospitalizations, but no deaths, have been reported. States with the most cases of salmonella newport include Oregon, Utah, California, Montana and Michigan; there have been four cases reported in New York, as of July 29. Another 114 cases had been found in Canada. The FDA says Thomson International will recall all varieties of its onions, but the company has not yet issued plans for those recalls. Locally, Thomson International onions are sold at Dollar General and Target stores. Most of those who get sick from salmonella will begin developing symptoms 12 to 72 hours after infection. Patients may develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. The illness, which is called salmonellosis, typically lasts four to seven days and most recover without treatment. Read the full story in USA Today.