By: Candess Zona-Mendola, MakeFoodSafe

As of today, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced 239 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport illness linked to this Salmonella outbreak in the following provinces: British Columbia (67), Alberta (149), Saskatchewan (5), Manitoba (13), Ontario (3), Quebec (1) and Prince Edward Island (1). 29 people have been hospitalized. 

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Interviews reported eating red onions at home, in menu items ordered at restaurants and in residential care settings. Onions grown in Canada are not part of this outbreak or recall. If you can’t tell where your onions are from, don’t eat them. Throw them away.

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The investigation continues, so it is possible that additional sources and cases could be identified, and additional food recall warnings. For now, the current recalls can be found here.

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