Update: onion outbreak due to Salmonella Newport sickened 1012 in 47 States

The CDC reported that since August 18, 2020, an additional 143 ill people were added to this investigation. As of August 31, 2020, the Thomson International outbreak infected a total of 1,012 people with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport in 47 states, and 136 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported. The case count by state is: Alaska (21), Alabama (1), Arizona (35), Arkansas (2), California (122), Colorado (26), Connecticut (2), Delaware (2), Florida (8), Georgia (11), Hawaii (3), Idaho (37), Illinois (54), Indiana (3), Iowa (26), Kansas (2), Kentucky (1), Maine (6), Maryland (7), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (47), Minnesota (18), Mississippi (4), Missouri (11), Montana (63), Nebraska (10), Nebraska (10), Nevada (11), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (8), New Mexico (1), New York (10), North Carolina (6), North Dakota (9), Ohio (11), Oregon (101), Pennsylvania (22), Rhode Island (3), South Carolina (1), South Dakota (23), Tennessee (7), Texas (2), Utah (110), Virginia (10), Washington (117), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin (10), and Wyoming (23). WGS shows that an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections in Canada is related genetically to this outbreak in the United States. In Canada, 457 people are sick in 7 provinces. Thirty-four illness clusters, or a group of two more unrelated people who ate at the same restaurant or shopped at the same store before illness onset, have been identified. Investigations by the states and the FDA found that 23 of the 34 clusters were linked to restaurants or grocery stores. All 23 served or sold red, yellow, or white onions. The traceback information collected from several of these illness clusters identified Thomson International, Inc., of Bakersfield, California, as a likely source of red onions. @ https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-07-20/index.html

Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Infections Linked to Onions | CDC

Food Safety Alert: A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections has been linked to onions.

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