The CDC reported that as of August 6, 2020, a total of 640 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport had been reported from 43 states. This represents an increase of 250 cases in several days. The US cases are located in Alaska (6), Alabama (1), Arizona (14), California (76), Colorado (14), Connecticut (2), Delaware (1), Florida (3), Georgia (1), Idaho (26), Illinois (41), Indiana (2), Iowa (20), Kansas (2), Kentucky (1), Maine (4), Maryland (1), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (36), Minnesota (14), Mississippi (2), Missouri (6), Montana (52), Nebraska (10), Nevada (8), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (2), New Mexico (1), New York (5), North Carolina (5), North Dakota (8), Ohio (8), Oregon (85), Pennsylvania (9), South Carolina (1), South Dakota (17), Tennessee (5), Utah (90), Virginia (8), Washington (25), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin (7), and Wyoming (16). Of 343 ill people with information available, 85 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported. The onions have various labels, including Thomson Premium, TLC Thomson International, Tender Loving Care, El Competitor, Hartley’s Best, Onions 52, Majestic, Imperial Fresh, Kroger, Utah Onions, and Food Lion. Some foods made with recalled onions, such as deli salads and vegetable mixes, have also been recalled. Publix Super Markets (red onions, packaged by Del Monte Fresh Produce, NA, Inc. and sold in bulk merchandise displays in AL, GA, NC, SC, TN, and VA). Giant Eagle (red, yellow, and white onions sold in produce departments in PA, OH, WV, IN, and MD). Taylor Farms recalled products. Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reported that as of August 7, 2020, there have been 239 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport illness linked to this outbreak in the following provinces: Alberta (149), British Columbia (67), Manitoba (13), Saskatchewan (5), Ontario (3), Quebec (1), and Prince Edward Island (1). @ https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-07-20/index.html#:~:text=CDC%2C%20public%20health%20and%20regulatory,Newport%20infections%20linked%20to%20onions.&text=Do%20not%20eat%2C%20serve%2C%20or,food%20made%20with%20these%20onions.
The outbreak of Salmonella Newport linked to onions is increasing