Aug. 1 (UPI)– The Food and Drug Administration has blamed red onions from a company in California on a break out of salmonella that has actually sickened almost 400 people.
The firm said Friday the infections in 31 states have actually been traced to Thompson International in Bakersfield, Calif.
” Although the examination has figured out that red onions are the most likely source of this break out, Thomson International, Inc. has notified FDA that it will be recalling all varieties of onions that might have been available in contact with potentially infected red onions, due to the risk of cross-contamination,” the FDA stated
The company remembered all red, white, yellow and sweet onions.
The FDA said that if customers, retailers or dining establishments are unable to tell if their onions are from Thompson International, they need to throw the fruit and vegetables out.
The Public Health Firm of Canada is also investigating a salmonella outbreak that has a similar genetic finger print to the one in the United States. The company stated it identified the outbreak is connected to red onions from the United States.
Of the 396 reported diseases, 59 people were hospitalized.