CDC concluded the investigation linked to the outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg in whole, fresh onions (October 2021)

The FDA, along with CDC, and state and local partners, investigated a multistate Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak linked to whole, fresh onions imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico. As of February 2, 2022, CDC has declared this outbreak over. CDC reports that there were 1040 illnesses in 39 states (AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV), Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. There are 260 hospitalizations and no death associated with this outbreak. While the outbreak has ended, the FDA continues to work closely with Mexican competent authorities through the established Food Safety Partnership to investigate potential source(s) of contamination within the implicated region and proactively implement prevention strategies ahead of the next growing season. FDA also intends to consider using additional tools, such as import screening and sampling, for onions grown and harvested in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, during the next growing season. @

 Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Oranienburg: Whole, Fresh Onions
Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Oranienburg: Whole, Fresh Onions

FDA investigation has ended; CDC has declared outbreak over.

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