What caused the outbreak of mysterious food poisoning in 37 states in the United States?

Since September 2021, food poisoning of unknown cause has occurred in a wide area in the United States. On October 20, 2021, the

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified the cause as 'onions contaminated with Salmonella ' and released details of the damage and information on the shipper.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Onions | CDC

The CDC announced on September 17, 2021 that food poisoning caused by Salmonella was occurring in 25 states, and was working to identify the ingredients that caused it. Then, on October 20, it was identified that the cause was 'onions contaminated with Salmonella'. At the time of writing, 652 people from 37 states were reported to have food poisoning caused by this onion, and 129 of them had severe symptoms requiring hospitalization.

It was also found that the onions in question were harvested in Chihuahua, Mexico, and were wholesaled to eateries and grocery stores throughout the United States by

Prosource Produce and Keeler Family Farms. Of these, Prosource Produce has announced a recall of onions, and you can check the label of the onion to be recalled from the link below.

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts

According to the CDC, the onion in question was last imported into the United States on August 31, 2021. The onion storage period is set to 3 months, and CDC asks each company to check inventory and disinfect the warehouse, saying that it may remain in restaurants and grocery stores even at the time of writing the article. I am. We also require consumers to take the following measures.

-Do not buy or eat onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico and distributed by Prosource Produce or Keeler Family Farms
・ Discard all onions whose production area is unknown.
・ Wash the places and dishes that the onion in question may have touched.
・ If you experience food poisoning symptoms caused by Salmonella such as diarrhea, fever, or vomiting, see a medical institution immediately.

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