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FDA Continues Salmonella Traceback Investigation

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local partners is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to whole, fresh onions. The outbreak has been associated with 37 states, 652 illnesses, 129 hospitalizations, and no deaths.

“The FDA’s traceback investigation is ongoing but has identified ProSource Inc. (also known as ProSource Produce, LLC) of Hailey, Idaho as a source of potentially contaminated whole, fresh onions imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico,” said the FDA in a statement.

ProSource Inc. has agreed to voluntarily recall red, yellow, and white onions imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, with import dates from July 1, 2021 through August 27, 2021. Descriptors of these onion types include, but are not limited to, jumbo, colossal, medium, and sweet onions.

The FDA continues to conduct its traceback investigation to determine if additional products or suppliers have been affected. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

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