A Salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated onions and products containing them has expanded to include 869 illnesses in 47 states, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since the agency’s last update on August 7, 2020, the outbreak has spread to four more states sickened an additional 229 people. At least 116 people have been hospitalized.


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The outbreak has been linked to onions produced by Thomson International which issued a recall for red, white, yellow and sweet yellow onions on August 1, 2020. The recalled products were sold under a variety of brand names at grocery stores including ALDI, Costco, Food Lion, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Giant, Giant Eagle, Kroger, New Market, Publix, Smiths, Stop & Shop and Walmart. Since that time, more recalls have been issued for products containing onions including salsa, sandwiches, dips, wraps, kabobs, salads and stir fry. Some of these products were served at restaurants.

Consumers who have purchased onions or products containing them should check recall information carefully. The recalled products should not be consumed as Salmonella can cause serious illness.  Symptoms of an infection include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever.

The people sickened in this outbreak range in age from 1 to 102 years old. The case totals reported from each state are: AK (15), AL (1), AZ (35), AR (2), CA (115), CO (25), CT (2), DE (2), FL (5), GA (6), HI (3), ID (34), IL (49), IN (3), IA (23), KS (2), KY (1), ME (5), MD (7), MA (2), MI (44), MN (18), MS (4), MO (10), MT (63), NE (10), NV (11), NH (1), NJ (2), NM (1), NY (10), NC (5), ND (9), OH (11), OR (94), PA (15), RI (2), SC (1), SD (20), TN (5), TX(2), UT (105), VA (10), WA (50), WV (2), WI (10) and WY (17).
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