‘Very rare’: Officials link multistate Salmonella outbreak to red onions

Health officials linked a large multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections to red onions from a California supplier, according to the CDC.The outbreak includes 396 cases in 34 states, with 59 hospitalizations, the CDC said.“Onions are actually a very rare vehicle for Salmonella outbreaks,” Kirk Smith, DVM, PhD, MS, manager of the foodborne, waterborne, vector borne and zoonotic diseases section at the Minnesota Department of Health, told Healio. “An outbreak, especially one of this size, is very notable.”The CDC recommended not serving, eating or selling anyRead More

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