By Jory Lange

Red Onions are at the root of a Salmonella outbreak that has 212 in the United States and sickened 114 in Canada.  47 people have been hospitalized in the US and Canada.  According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, “Investigators have determined that red onions imported from the United States (U.S.) are a likely source of the outbreak.”

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The red onions Salmonella outbreak has infected Americans in 23 states and Canadians in 5 provinces.  The CDC’s most recent Salmonella case count in the United States is: Arizona (13 cases), California (10 cases), Florida (1), Idaho (5), Illinois (9), Iowa (10), Maine (2), Michigan (15), Minnesota (3), Missouri (3), Montana (11), Nebraska (5), North Carolina (3), North Dakota (3), Ohio (5), Oregon (51), South Dakota (6), Tennessee (2), Utah (40), Virginia (3), Washington (1), Wisconsin (2), and Wyoming (9).  In Canada, the most recent Salmonella case count is: British Columbia (43), Alberta (55), Manitoba (13), Ontario (2), and Prince Edward Island (1).

The outbreak is expected to continue to grow.