- Epidemiologic and traceback information showed that red onions are a likely source of this outbreak.
- Since the last case count update on July 31, 2020, the CDC reported an additional 244 ill people have been reported in this outbreak, including 15 from 10 new states: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, West Virginia.
- On August 1, Giant Eagle recalled produce and prepared foods sold in stores across Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Maryland.
- On August 5, Publix recalled onions sold in bulk at stores in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
- On August 5, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) issued a public health alert for products made with recalled onions. Check the alert for product details and pictures. USDA-FSIS will update the public health alert as more information becomes available.
- On August 5, Taylor Farms issued a recall of foods that were made from recalled onions.
- A total of 640 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 43 states.
- 85 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported.
- In Canada, as of August 7, 2020, there have been 239 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport illness linked to this outbreak in the following provinces: British Columbia (67), Alberta (149), Saskatchewan (5), Manitoba (13), Ontario (3), Quebec (1) and Prince Edward Island (1).
- Twenty-nine individuals have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
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