Today’s Infectious Disease News (8/3/20)

Multiple Varieties of Onions Recalled After Salmonella Outbreaks

Thomson recalled all varieties of onions after the company was linked to a salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 500 people in the US and Canada. The onions were shipped to all 50 US states. The Food and Drug Administration clarifies that it has not “identified a “specific source of contamination or contaminated shipment” and it is investigating other potential sources of contamination”. Health officials also caution consumers that it may not be simple to know which foods fall under the recall because Thompson onions are sometimes used as ingredients in other food products. use. Officials advise that you err on the side of caution if you cannot determine the source of the onion.

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