Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

RTE poultry products recalled due to Salmonella contamination

7 August, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products containing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated onions that have been recalled by Thomson International Inc. due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport.
FSIS is issuing this public health alert out of the utmost of caution to ensure that consumers are aware that these products, which bear the USDA mark of inspection, should not be consumed.
The RTE meat and poultry items were produced by Taylor Farms on July 30 and 31, 2020. 
CDC, FDA and public health and regulatory officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to onions produced by Thomson International, Inc. There have been no confirmed reports of illness due to consumption of the FSIS-regulated products produced containing these onions. 
As of August 6, 2020, a total of 640 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 43 states.
The source: Red onions.