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FDA: Red onion salmonella outbreak over; investigation isn’t

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The Food and Drug Administration has declared the Salmonella Newport outbreak that was likely caused by red onions from Thomson International Inc. is over. In the U.S., 1,127 people became ill from eating the onions, according to the FDA/Centers for Disease Control and prevention. The FDA worked with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and California Department of Public Health conducted field-level investigations at multiple Thomson International locations within days of its onions being linked to the illnesses, according to the FDA’s update.