The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the FDA have linked a nationwide Salmonella outbreak to red onions produced by Thomson International in Bakersfield, California, and distributed by Sysco.
This Salmonella outbreak has sickened more than 900 people in the United States so far, with many more likely still unidentified. At least eighty-six people in 43 states have been hospitalized.
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Which Onions Are Affected by the Salmonella Recall?
Thomson International, a major onion supplier in California, issued a nationwide Salmonella recall on August 1, 2020. Because of the way the products are shipped and stored, the recall also includes red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions shipped since May 1, 2020, to grocery stores in all 50 states.
“The wide distribution of these onions explains the rapid growth of this Salmonella outbreak,” said attorney Rick DiGiorgio, whose law firm Cory Watson is signing up clients who wish to file a lawsuit.
These onions may have been sold individually by online retailers, in bulk bins at grocery stores, and in small packages. In addition to grocery stores, these products were distributed to foodservice establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes.
What are Symptoms of Salmonella Infection?
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, which usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure, include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. In some people, the illness may be so severe that it requires hospitalization.
Children younger than five years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness or fatal infection from Salmonella bacteria.
The Salmonella organism may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream, producing severe illnesses and complications such as reactive arthritis, infected aneurysms, colitis, meningitis, or wrongful death.
An experienced Salmonella attorney can help you get compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and the harm caused by your infection. The Cory Watson Attorneys food poisoning legal team is currently signing up clients for a lawsuit related to this Salmonella outbreak.
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