FDA and other partners investigating US Salmonella outbreak

The FDA, CDC and state and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to whole, fresh onions. Although FDA’s traceback investigation is on-going, it has identified ProSource Produce, LLC of Hailey, Idaho, and Keeler Family Farms of New Mexico, as suppliers of potentially contaminated produce imported from State of Chihuahua, Mexico.

As of October 29, 808 illnesses across 37 states and Puerto Rico have been associated with the recalled onions.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Individuals with severe cases may experience a high fever, aches, headaches, lethargy, rash, blood in the urine or stool, and in some cases may become fatal.

Salmonella and three other food hazards are responsible for most deaths from contaminated food in Africa.  

Credit: fda.gov