The onion Salmonella outbreak in Canada has ended after sickening 515 people. Seventy-nine people were hospitalized, three people died. In the U.S., 1,012 illnesses had been reported as of September 1, 2020. In both countries, the outbreak was linked to onions produced by Thomson International of Bakersfield, CA and sold under a variety of brand names at dozens of stores. These onions and products containing them were recalled.


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Red Onions Linked To SalmonellaSymptoms of a Salmonella infection, called salmonellosis, include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. The Canadians sickened in this outbreak, who range in age from between 1 to 100 years old, reported eating onions at home or in items they ate at restaurants and residential care facilities before developing salmonellosis symptoms.

Between mid-June and mid-August, 515 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport were reported from seven provinces: British Columbia (121), Alberta (293), Saskatchewan (35), Manitoba (26), Ontario (14), Quebec (25) and Prince Edward Island (1).

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