September 27, 2020

Onion Salmonella Newport Outbreak Has Now Sickened 1012 in 47 States

The Thomson International onion Salmonella Newport outbreak has now sickened at least 1,012 people in 47 states, according to a September 1, 2020 update by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That is an increase of 143 more ill persons in the last two weeks. One hundred thirty-six people are hospitalized. 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 … [Read more...]

Canadian Salmonella Onion Outbreak Sickens 457 in 7 Provinces

The Canadian Salmonella onion outbreak has now sickened at least 457 people in seven provinces. This is and increase of 78 more cases since the last update on August 21, 2020. There is a Salmonella outbreak linked to onions in the U.S. that has sickened at least 869 people in 47 states. Illnesses in both countries are related through a similar genetic fingerprint. The outbreak in both countries is linked to red onions imported into the country from the United States. Several recalls of red, yellow, white, and sweet onions from Thomson International of Bakersfield, California have been issued in relation to this outbreak. Other varieties of onions are also recalled because of the potential for cross-contamination. Onions grown in Canada are not part of this outbreak. The case … [Read more...]

HelloFresh Onions Urgently Recalled For Possible Salmonella

The FDA says that HelloFresh onions are urgently recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. One of the company's ingredient suppliers informed them about this issue. Consumers are asked to discard all onions that were received or purchased from May 8, 2020 through July 31, 2020. The company recommends that consumers dispose of all HelloFresh onions that were received or purchased during that specified time period. You can see the production weeks, the product codes, and Everyplate product codes in a chart located at the FDA web site. HelloFresh also says that people should disinfect and sanitize surface and containers that may have come into contact with these onions. Thoroughly cooking recipes made with these onions to 165┬░F will kill the bacteria. But the potential for … [Read more...]

Saddlin’ Up Salsa Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Spokane Product, Inc. of Spokane, Washington is voluntarily recalling┬áseveral sizes Saddlin' Up Salsa and Salsa Verde for possible Salmonella contamination. These products were made with onions produced by Thomson International, whose onions are linked to a multistate Salmonella Newport outbreak. No illnesses have been reported in association to date with these specific salsa products. These items were distributed in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington and reached consumers through retirement stores. They were distributed from May 13, 2020 to August 10, 2020. No other Spokane Produce's products are affected by this recall. The recalled items include these Saddlin' Up Salsas brands: Hot, sold in 15 ounce containers with item number 83260 and best by date 8/16/2020; Medium, sold in … [Read more...]

Taylor Farms Products With Onions Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Taylor Farms Texas, of Dallas, Texas, is voluntarily recalling Taylor Farms products with onions because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. There is a multistate Salmonella Newport outbreak in the U.S. that has sickened almost 400 people. But there have been no reports of illness to date associated with these recalled items. These products were distributed in select states from July 30, 2020 to August 1, 2020. They were sold at Kroger and Walmart stores in those states. You can see pictures of the recalled product labels at the FDA web site. The Kroger products were sold in Louisiana and Texas. They include include Taylor Farms Macaroni Salad packaged in 9.9 ounce containers, with UPC number 030223015642 and best if used by dates 8/5/2020 and 8/6/2020; Taylor Farms Rotini … [Read more...]

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