Canada – Canada updates Salmonella cases linked to onion consumption – United States lags two weeks behind

Food Poison Journal

1,518 sickened with Salmonella Newport in United States and Canada linked to California Thomson onions.

In Canada, as of September 14, 2020, there have been 506 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport illness linked to this onion outbreak in the following provinces: British Columbia (116), Alberta (292), Saskatchewan (34), Manitoba (25), Ontario (14), Quebec (24) and Prince Edward Island (1).

Individuals became sick between mid-June and mid-August 2020. Seventy-one individuals have been hospitalized. Two people have died.

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