Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

July 31, 2020 (Seattle) Last evening, according to Canada Health Authorities, as of July 30, 2020, there have been 114 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport illness linked to this outbreak in the following provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Prince Edward Island. According to those same officials, individuals who became ill reported eating red  

Sysco is recalling pink onions imported from the USA from {the marketplace} attributable to attainable Salmonella contamination. Shoppers mustn’t devour the recalled merchandise described under or meals containing these uncooked pink onions. Meals service institutions, establishments, retailers, distributors and producers mustn’t serve, use, or promote the recalled merchandise described under. These can also have been

According to Canada, as of July 30, 2020, there have been 114 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport illness linked to this outbreak in the following provinces: British Columbia (43), Alberta (55), Manitoba (13), Ontario (2), and Prince Edward Island (1). The individual from Prince Edward Island reported traveling to Alberta before becoming ill. Saskatchewan has

Products were sold in many states under either the brand name Fresh Express or the store brand labels ALDI Little Salad Bar, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco Signature Farms, ShopRite Wholesome Pantry, and Walmart Marketside.

Since the last case count update on July 9, 2020, 132 new laboratory-confirmed Cyclospora infections have been reported, including 16 from

Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis. People can become infected with Cyclospora by consuming food or water contaminated with the parasite. People living or traveling in countries where cyclosporiasis is endemic may be at increased risk for infection.

Above Images: Infected people shed unsporulated (non-infective; immature) Cyclosporacayetanensis

Josephine County Public Health reported that a local Salmonella cluster of cases has affected several individuals in Grants Pass, Oregon, after dining at a local restaurant. Josephine County Public Health officials are seeking additional customers who may have also been exposed.

Public Health is investigating a cluster of individuals with documented Salmonella potentially linked to

See the following press releases for complete details on the recalled products:

What is Cyclospora?

Cyclospora is a parasite composed of one cell, too small to be seen without a microscope. The organism was previously thought to be a blue-green alga or a large