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Deadly onion outbreak declared over; E. coli outbreak of unknown source has also ended

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According to federal officials, a deadly outbreak of infections from Salmonella Thompson has ended.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one person died and 80 were sickened in the outbreak. Eighteen patients had to be hospitalized.

Outbreak patients were spread across 23 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from Aug. 2 to Nov. 11.

The outbreak was traced to Gills brand diced onions, which were recalled on Oct. 23. There is some concern that consumers may still have the recalled onions in their home freezers.  

The following products were subject to the recall:

Product Description UPC* Use-by date Lot codes located on the side of the cups or back of the bags State Retail outlet
Gills Onions Brand
3 lb. bags, diced yellow onions
643550000320 8/18/23 223YAS2B2R212 California Smart & Final
8/25/23 223YAS3A2R219
8/11/23 223YAC2A2R205 Arizona and California Bashas Markets and Smart & Final
8/14/23 223YAS3A2R208
8/28/23 223YAS2A2R222
8/11/23 223YAC2A2R205 California, Oregon Washington, Idaho Montana Smart & Final and CHEF’STORE
8/14/23 223YAS3A2R208
8/18/23 223YAS2A2R212
8/21/23 223YAS3A2R215
8/25/23 223YAM3A2R219
8/28/23 223YAS2A2R222
Gills Onions Brand
8 oz cups, diced yellow onions
643550000658 8/15/23 223YAS3A1Z209 Arizona and California Bashas Markets, Smart & Final, and Stater Bros.
8/19/23 223YAM4A1Z213
8/21/23 223YAS3A1Z215
8/26/23 223YAS3A1Z220
8/28/23 223YAM4A1Z222
8/12/23 223YAC2A1Z206 California Stater Bros
8/14/23 223YAS3A1Z208 California Smart & Final and Stater Bros
Gills Onions Brand 8 oz cups, diced celery & onions 643550000696 8/15/23 223YAS3A1Z209 Arizona and California Bashas Markets, Smart & Final, and Stater Bros
8/21/23 223YAS3A1Z215
8/28/23 223YAS3A1Z222
8/28/23 223YAM4A1Z222 California Smart & Final
Gills Onions Brand 10 oz cups, diced mirepoix 643550000788 8/8/23 223YAC2A1Z206 California Smart & Final
8/11/23 223YAS3A1Z209
8/15/23 223YAM4A1Z213
8/17/23 223YAS3A1Z215
8/22/23 223YAS3A1Z220
8/24/23 223YAM4A1Z222
Gills Onions Brand
8 oz cups, diced red onions
643550000641 8/12/23 123RAC1A1Z206 California Stater Bros Smart & Final
8/28/23 223RAB1A1Z222
8/19/23 123RAB1A1Z213 California Stater Bros
8/15/23 123RAB1A1Z209 California Smart & Final
8/14/23 123RAB1A1Z208 Arizona and California Bashas Markets, Smart & Final, and Stater Bros
8/21/23 123RAB1A1Z215
8/26/23 223RAB1A1Z220

Other outbreak news

In an outbreak of E. coli O121:H19, a total of 37 patients were confirmed. The FDA has closed its outbreak investigation and deemed the outbreak over. The source of the pathogen has not been found.

The FDA conducted traceback, sample testing, and on-site inspections but did not report what food was involved or what site was inspected. The agency also did not report specific patient information, such as where the patients live or their ages.

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