Multi-state outbreak of Salmonella linked to onions
The CDC, FDA, and state and local health departments are investigating a large outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to consumption of onions. So far, Montana is reporting 62 cases and 12 hospitalizations linked to this outbreak. Thomson International, Inc. of Bakersfield, California is recalling red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions shipped from May 1, 2020 through the present.
Consumers are advised not to eat onions supplied by Thomson International, Inc. Throw away onions with this supplier information or if you do not know where the onions came from. Wash and sanitize any surfaces that may have come into contact with these onions or their packaging.
Montana Salmonella Outbreak Press Release
Map of Montana cases of Salmonella linked to consumption of onions, by county, 2020:
General Foodborne Disease Information
The term foodborne illness describes any number of diseases that result from consuming contaminated food or beverages. CDC estimates that 1 in 6 Americans become sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases each year.
What are the most common foodborne diseases?
The pathogens causing the most illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths include: