FDA In Brief: FDA Advises Consumers to Avoid Red Onions from California Supplier, Investigation Continues to Find Source
"The FDA has been working with
"Canadian health officials have been investigating a similar outbreak in that country and have announced that they had determined red onions from the
"Building on this information, and on epidemiologic information in the
"Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve red, white, yellow, or sweet onions from
"We will provide updates as we learn more during our continuing traceback investigation, especially if there are any updates to this critical public health advice."
- The FDA, along with
CDCand state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections.
FDA'straceback investigation is ongoing but has identified Thomson International, Inc.of Bakersfield, CAas a likely source of potentially contaminated red onions. Although the investigation has determined that red onions are the likely source of this outbreak, Thomson International, Inc.has notified FDA that it will be recalling all varieties of onions that could have come in contact with potentially contaminated red onions, due to the risk of cross-contamination.
- This recall would include red, white, yellow, and sweet onions from
Thomson International, Inc.Recall information will be made public as soon as it is available from Thomson International, Inc.
- The investigation is ongoing to determine the source of contamination and if additional products are linked to illness.
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