August 7th Update: A Salmonella outbreak linked to contaminated onions has sickened 52 people in Montana. The illnesses are part of a multistate outbreak that has sickened 640 Americans and more than 100 people in Canada. People sickened in this outbreak reported eating onions in foods they prepared at home, ordered at restaurants or in meals served to them in nursing homes and other settings. At least eighty-five people have been hospitalized.


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Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, CA has issued a recall for onions sold in various sizes under a variety of brand names. In addition to being sold whole, the recalled onions were used to make prepares salads, sandwiches, salsas and dips sold at grocery stores and distributed to other locations by foodservice companies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning people not to eat red, white or yellow onions unless they know they were not made by Thomson.

Salmonlla Red Onion Outbreak Case Counts August 7 2020 CDC Map
Onion Salmonella Outbreak – 640 Total Known Cases (August 7, 2020)

Illnesses have been reported from 43 states, Montana is one of the hardest hit. The people sickened, who range in age from less than 1 to 102 years old, reported symptoms of Salmonella infection, which include diarrhea, nausea, fever and abdominal cramps on dates ranging from June 19, 2020 to July 12, 2020.

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