The U.S. Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) on Could 13  launched a report on its investigation of the Salmonella Newport outbreak that precipitated greater than 1,600 reported sicknesses within the U.S. and Canada between June and October 2020.

The FDA labored with the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC), state companions, and Canadian officers (Public Well being Company of Canada and Canadian Meals Inspection Company) to analyze the outbreak, which was linked via epidemiology and traceback to complete pink onions provided by Thomson Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Bakersfield (Southern San Joaquin Valley) with further operations in Holtville (Imperial Valley), California.

The outbreak is the biggest Salmonella foodborne sickness outbreak in over a decade. The report launched at the moment consists of an summary of the traceback investigation, subsequent on-site interviews, visible observations of the rising fields, and environmental sampling, and varied elements that probably contributed to the contamination