Along with CDC and state and local partners, the FDA is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to whole, fresh onions. The FDA’s traceback investigation has identified ProSource Inc. (also known as ProSource Produce, LLC) of Hailey, Idaho, as a source of contaminated whole, fresh onions imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico. ProSource Inc. has agreed to recall red, yellow, and white onions imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, with import dates from July 1, 2021, through August 27, 2021. The CDC reported 652 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Oranienburg from 37 states. Ill people from the following states: Alabama 3, Arkansas 12, California 9, Colorado 1, Connecticut 4, Florida 5, Georgia 2, Illinois 37, Indiana 1, Iowa 3, Kansas 14, Kentucky 9, Louisiana 5, Maryland 48, Massachusetts 12, Michigan 9, Minnesota 23, Mississippi 2, Missouri 21, Nebraska 8, New Jersey 5, New Mexico 8, New York 12, North Carolina 14, North Dakota 4, Ohio 7, Oklahoma 98, Oregon 2, Pennsylvania 7, South Carolina 3, South Dakota 8, Tennessee 10, Texas 158, Utah 3, Virginia 59, West Virginia 1 and Wisconsin 25. There were 129 hospitalizations reported. The CDC and state and local partners identified 20 illness clusters at restaurants where onions were served. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Oranienburg was found in a sample taken from a takeout condiment cup containing cilantro and lime. The sick person reported that the condiment container also contained onions, but none were left in the cup when it was tested. Because multiple food items were present in the container and the tested sample, it is impossible to know which food item was contaminated. Descriptions of these onion types include but are not limited to jumbo, colossal, medium, and sweet onions. @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-oranienburg-whole-fresh-onions-october-2021
Whole, fresh onions from ProSource were identified as the source of the outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg
Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Oranienburg: Whole, Fresh Onions
FDA and CDC are investigating illnesses linked to whole, fresh onions. Do not eat, sell, or serve certain onions from ProSource Inc.