In Canada, as of August 7, 2020, there have been 239 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport illness linked to this outbreak in the following provinces:

Alberta (149)

British Columbia (67)

Manitoba (13)

Saskatchewan (5)

Ontario (3)

Quebec (1)

Prince Edward Island (1)

In the United States, as of August 7, 2020, a total of 640 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport illness linked to this outbreak in the following states:

Utah (90)

Oregon (85)

California (76)

Montana (52)

Illinois (41)

Michigan (36)

Idaho (26)

Washington (25)

Iowa (20)

South Dakota (17)

Wyoming (16)

Arizona (14)

Minnesota (14)

Colorado (14)

Nebraska (10)

Pennsylvania (9)

Nevada (8)

North Dakota (8)

Ohio (8)

Virginia (8)

Wisconsin (7)

Missouri (6)

Alaska (6)

New York (5)

North Carolina (5)

Tennessee (5)

Maine (4)

Florida (3)

Connecticut (2)

West Virginia (2)

Indiana (2)

Kansas (2)

Massachusetts (2)

Mississippi (2)

New Jersey (2)

Delaware (1)

Georgia (1)

Kentucky (1)

Maryland (1)

New Hampshire (1)

New Mexico (1)

South Carolina (1)

Alabama (1)

According to Canada, as of July 30, 2020, there have been 114 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport illness linked to this outbreak in the following provinces: British Columbia (43), Alberta (55), Manitoba (13), Ontario (2), and Prince Edward Island (1). The individual from Prince Edward Island reported traveling to Alberta before becoming ill. Saskatchewan has not reported any confirmed illnesses related to this outbreak, but provincial public health authorities are investigating some Salmonella Newport illnesses in the province.

Individuals became sick between mid-June and mid-July 2020. Information is available for 102 illnesses. Out of 102 people, 16 individuals have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Individuals who became ill are between 3 and 100 years of age. The majority of cases (56%) are female.

Individuals who became ill reported eating red onions at home, in menu items ordered at restaurants and in residential care settings. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation. If contaminated food products are identified, CFIA will take the necessary steps to protect the public, including recalling the product as required.

According to Canada, the U.S. CDC is also investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Newport illnesses that have a similar genetic fingerprint to illnesses reported in this outbreak. Investigators in Canada and the U.S. continue to collaborate to exchange information and identify commonalities in the outbreak information that may identify additional sources of illness or help to identify the cause of contamination in the red onions.

The United States has been silent since July 24, 2020.  As of July 23, 2020, a total of 212 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 23 states.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from June 19, 2020, to July 11, 2020, Ill people range in age from 0 to 92 years, with a median age of 40. Fifty-four percent of ill people are female. Of 117 ill people with information available, 31 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported.

Whole genome sequencing analysis of 48 isolates from ill people did not predict any antibiotic resistance. Standard antibiotic susceptibility testing by CDC’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) laboratory is currently underway.

On July 10, 2020, CDC PulseNet identified an outbreak of 13 Salmonella Newport infections in three states. Since being identified, the outbreak has rapidly grown to a total of 212 infections in 23 states.

State and local public health officials are interviewing ill people to determine what they ate and other exposures in the week before their illness started. CDC encourages people experiencing symptoms of a Salmonella infection to report their illness to their local health department and participate in these interviews. This information is vital for public health officials to identify the source of this outbreak and to take steps to prevent additional illnesses.

At this time, the investigation has not identified a specific food, grocery store, or restaurant as the source of this outbreak. CDC will provide more information as it becomes available.

JANUARY 2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to frozen tuna

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Tuna

In 2019 the CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the FDA investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to consumption of sushi made with frozen raw tuna. As of May 20, 2019, 15 people infected with the…Read More »

JANUARY 2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Live poultry

As of June 13, 2019, a total of 279 cases of Salmonellosis had been reported by 41 states. Forty people required hospitalization. No deaths had been reported. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that contact with backyard poultry such as ch…Read More »

 AUGUST 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport at a Church Supper, Highland, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Tomatoes

In August 2018 the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Doniphan County Health Department (DCHD) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections associated with an Indian Taco Dinner held at the Highland United Methodist P…Read More »

AUGUST 2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Infections Linked to JBS Tolleson, Inc. Beef

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Ground beef

In October 2018 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Newport linked to JBS Tolleson, Inc. ground beef. On March 22, 2019, the outbreak was declared over. Four hundred three people people infected with the outbreak strain had been reported by …Read More »

OCTOBER 2017 Salmonella Newport and Pre-cut fruit, Washington and Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Watermelon, cantaloupe

In December 2017 Washington State Department of Health announced an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to consumption of pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe. Twenty four cases from Washington (21) …Read More »

JULY 2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Infantis Linked to Maradol Papayas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • papayas

In September 2017 the CDC reported a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport (n=3) and Salmonella Infantis (n=1) linked to consumption of imported Maradol papayas produced by Rancho El Ganadero farm and distributed by Caraveo Produce in Mexico. Ill…Read More »

JANUARY 2017-2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • coconut, JJPX01.0199, JKXX01.0191, JKXX01.1718

On January 16, 2018 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak investigation of Salmonella linked to consumption of Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut distributed by Evershing International Trading Company. The outbreak was declared over on Febr…Read More »

OCTOBER 2016-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Ground beef

Local, state and federal public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections with illness onset dates ranging from October 1, 2016 to July 19, 2017. A total of 106 cases were identified in 21 states. Among 88 (83%) patie…Read More »

SEPTEMBER 2016 Outbreak of Salmonellosis Associated with Kansas State Fair Food Vendor, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In September 2016 Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among persons who consum…Read More »

 AUGUST 2016-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Local, state and federal public health officials and regulatory agencies investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport. Dates of illness onsets ranged from August 14, 2018 to July 23, 2017. Fifty-three cases were reported by 17 states. Nine people w…Read More »

JUNE 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Baja Fresh, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2016 public health investigators in Oregon investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport linked to having eaten at Hollywood Baja Fresh in Portland. A total of 13 cases were reported with illness onset occurring between June 5 and July 12, 2…Read More »

OCTOBER 2015-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella (Multiple Seriotypes) Linked to Contact with Pig Ear Dog Treats

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pig Ear Pet Treats

In early July 2019 the CDC announced an outbreak of human infections of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-, Infantis, Newport, and London linked to contact with pig ear dog treats. On October 30, 2019 the CDC declared the outbreak over. In total there were 15…Read More »

AUGUST 2015 Salmonella Newport Outbreak, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Tomatoes

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Agriculture investigators reported an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among customers of 17 different Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. The MDH Public Health Laboratory detected two PF…Read More »

MAY 2014 Salmonella Newport Linked to Cucumbers

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cucumbers

In August 2014 public health investigators detected an increase in Salmonella Newport through surveillance of PulseNet, a national molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease. A total of 275 cases were reported from 29 states and the District …Read More »

FEBRUARY 2014 Salmonella Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Live poultry

In May 2014 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis or Salmonella Newport linked to live poultry in backyard flocks. On October 21, 2014 the CDC declared the outbreak over. The number of outbreak associated cases was 363 persons repor…Read More »

JANUARY 2014 Salmonella Newport, Hartford and Oranienburg Linked to Chia Powder

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chia powder

On June 2, 2014 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to Organic Sprouted Chia Powder. The outbreak was declared over on August 13, 2014. There were a total of 31 outbreak associated cases. Twenty persons were infected with Salmonella …Read More »

DECEMBER 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Chia Seed Powder, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chia seeds

Four strains of Salmonella – Newport, Hartford, Oranienburg, and Saintpaul were linked to illnesses in residents of four provinces in Canada in 2014. In total 52 cases were identified – 13 in British Columbia, 10 in Alberta, 26 in Ontario and 3 in Qu…Read More »

JUNE 2013 Salmonella Newport Infections Associated with Beef, Minnesota and Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

In June 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Public Health Laboratory (PHL) determined that a clinical Salmonella Newport isolate submitted through routine surveillance had an indistinguishable PFGE pattern to 7 clinical isolates in Wiscons…Read More »

MARCH 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • live poultry

In April 2013 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to contact with chicks, ducklings, and other live poultry occuring in patients residing in multiple states. Case-patients reported in interviews with public health investigators that th…Read More »

AUGUST 2012 Multiple-serotype Salmonella Outbreaks in Two State Prisons – Arkansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry based salad, chicken salad, Eggs

More than 528 inmates and staff at two Arkansas state prisons in August 2012. One of the prisons was identified as the Arkansas Department of Correction’s Tucker Unit. Approximately 351 inmates and staff were ill at the Tucker Unit. Results from an…Read More »

JULY 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Cantaloupe

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • cantaloupe

On Friday, August 17, 2012 public health officials in several states and the FDA announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana. By September 13, 2012 state and federal investigators had i…Read More »

JUNE 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport At a Wedding Reception, Corcoran, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among attendees at a wedding reception held at a private home on June 23. The investigation was triggered by routine surveillance of three individuals di…Read More »

MAY 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Associated with a Graduation Party, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among individuals who attended a graduation party held at a private residence on May 12. Five of 6 laboratory confirmed cases of S. Newport were interview…Read More »

MARCH 2012 Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • live poultry

As of June 7, 2012, a total of 123 persons residing in 25 states are reported to be infected with outbreak strains of Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Lille. Among the persons who reported the date they became ill, illnesses bega…Read More »

JULY 2011 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport at El Gran Burrito Express Linked to Steak Taco Salad

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Steak Taco Salad

In July 2011 a confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Newport was associated with eating at two of three restaurants owned and operated by the same family in the Chicago area. The outbreak was first reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDP…Read More »

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One person has died and more than 350 additional people have been infected with Salmonella from backyard poultry flocks, according to a CDC outbreak update. A third of the ill people are children younger than 5 years old.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last reported on the outbreak on May 20. Now there are 465 confirmed patients across 42 states with 86 of the people requiring hospitalization. Illnesses started Jan. 14 with the most recent confirmation on June 1. Ill people range in age from less than 1 year to 88 years old, with a median age of 31. Tests on samples from patients showed 85 percent of the outbreak strains of Salmonella are antibiotic resistant, to varying degrees.

“Epidemiologic evidence shows that contact with backyard poultry such as chicks and ducklings is the likely source of these outbreaks,” according to the CDC update.

“In interviews, ill people answered questions about animal contact in the week before they became ill. . . . Ill people reported buying poultry from various sources, including agricultural stores, websites, and hatcheries. Regardless of where poultry are purchased, they can carry Salmonella germs that can make people sick. Backyard poultry owners should always follow steps to stay healthy around their flocks.

You can get sick with a Salmonella infection from touching backyard poultry or their environment. Backyard poultry can carry Salmonella bacteria even if they look healthy and clean and show no signs of illness. Follow these tips to stay healthy with your backyard flock:

Wash your hands.

  • Always wash your hands with soap and water right after touching backyard poultry, their eggs, or anything in the area where they live and roam.
  • Adults should supervise handwashing by young children.
  • Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available.

Be safe around poultry.

  • Don’t kiss backyard poultry or snuggle them and then touch your face or mouth.
  • Don’t let backyard poultry inside the house, especially in areas where food or drink is prepared, served, or stored.
  • Set aside a pair of shoes to wear while taking care of poultry and keep those shoes outside of the house.
  • Don’t eat or drink where poultry live or roam.
  • Stay outdoors when cleaning any equipment or materials used to raise or care for poultry, such as cages and containers for feed or water.

Supervise kids around poultry.

  • Always supervise children around poultry and while they wash their hands afterward.
  • Children younger than 5 years of age shouldn’t handle or touch chicks, ducklings, or other poultry. Young children are more likely to get sick from germs like Salmonella.

Handle eggs safely.

  • Collect eggs often. Eggs that sit in the nest can become dirty or break.
  • Throw away cracked eggs. Germs on the shell can more easily enter the egg though a cracked shell.
  • Eggs with dirt and debris can be cleaned carefully with fine sandpaper, a brush, or a cloth.
  • Don’t wash warm, fresh eggs because colder water can pull germs into the egg.
  • Refrigerate eggs after collection to maintain freshness and slow germ growth.
  • Cook eggs until both the yolk and white are firm. Egg dishes should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) or hotter. Raw and undercooked eggs may contain Salmonella bacteria that can make you sick.

For a complete list of recommendations, visit the Healthy Pets, Healthy People website section on backyard poultry.

The CDC outbreak update page also has safety information for stores that sell or display live poultry and mail order hatcheries.

New Hoque and Sons, Inc. of Maspeth, NY is recalling Radhuni Curry Powder, contained in 400g plastic bottles, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella,an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Radhuni Curry Powder was distributed in New York City, New York, including grocery stores in Jamaica, Jackson Heights, and the Bronx. The product was distributed to grocery stores between 4/17/2020 and 4/21/2020. They were then physically removed from the stores on 5/14/2020.

The product is labeled “Radhuni Curry Powder”. The product is contained in 400g clear, plastic bottles, with an expiration date of 01/02/2022, which can be found printed on the side of the container.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was as the result of a routine sampling program by the FDA, which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the distribution of the contaminated products and has also physically removed the contaminated products from stores as FDA and New Hoque and Sons, Inc. continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

I have three chickens – two that lay eggs and one is just a pet.

I try hard to keep their house clean and leave my shoes outside and wash my hands after bing with the chickens and handling eggs.

Yet, a total of 97 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Hadar have been reported from 28 states.

17 people (34% of those with information available) have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported.

30% of ill people are children younger than 5 years of age.

Epidemiologic evidence shows that contact with backyard poultry (such as chicks and ducklings) is the likely source of this outbreak.In interviews, 38 (86%) of 44 ill people reported contact with chicks and ducklings.

People reported obtaining chicks and ducklings from several sources, including agricultural stores, websites, and hatcheries.

Northern FishFive Star Food Inc, Garden City, MI is recalling 100 cases of Excellent tahina 800 g and 100 cases of excellent tahina 400 g containers because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

The product was distributed in states of Michigan, Ohio, New York, Florida, North Dakota, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Texas and is sold in 800 grams (1.76 lb) and in 400 grams (14.1 oz). Expiration dates (Best By Nov 2020) are printed on the lid of the container.

Product Code Product Description UPC Expiration
TAH806SG Excellent Tahina 800 g 6214002717420 Best By Nov 2020
TAH400SG Excellent Tahina 400 g 6214002717413 Best By Nov 2020

No illnesses have been reported to-date in connection with the Sham Gardens Tahini.

This potential problem was revealed as a result of a random sampling by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Ninety-six people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Javiana have been reported from 11 states – California 1, Colorado 1, Connecticut 1, Delaware 39, Illinois 1, Minnesota 1, New Jersey 12, New York, 4, Pennsylvania 34, Virginia 1 and Washington 1.

Illnesses were reported from states where Tailor Cut Produce distributes, including Pennsylvania, New York City, New Jersey, and Delaware. Ill people from other states reported traveling to these states in the week before their illness started.

Twenty-seven hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported.

Since the last update on December 11, 85 additional ill people have been reported from 11 states.

These illnesses started during the same time period as the illnesses reported on December 11, but were not confirmed as part of the outbreak at that time.

Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicate that cut fruit, including honeydew melon, cantaloupe, pineapple, and grapes, produced by Tailor Cut Produce of North Brunswick, New Jersey, is a likely source of this outbreak.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), in collaboration with the La Crosse County Health Department, investigated an outbreak of salmonellosis associated with consuming beef tartare served at Restore Public House in La Crosse between July 10 and July 12, 2019.

35 restaurant patrons were interviewed during the investigation. Seven confirmed and 10 probable (ill but not tested) cases were linked to this outbreak.

Restore Public House voluntarily removed the beef tartare dish from their menu once they were notified of the illnesses.

See the DHS salmonellosis fact sheet for more information on common symptoms of salmonellosis. If you have any symptoms of salmonellosis, please contact your doctor.

Consumption of raw or undercooked meat, poultry, or eggs can increase your risk of foodborne illness. See the DHS food safety webpage for more information on safe food practices.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is investigating four Salmonella outbreaks at healthcare facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is investigating four Salmonella outbreaks at healthcare facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania. To date, we have identified 29 case-patients who spent time during their incubation periods in one of four healthcare facilities experiencing outbreaks, which include two hospitals and two long-term care facilities (LTCFs). Known onset dates range from November 19-November 30, 2019. Case identification is ongoing, which is essential to identify exposure risks, ensure appropriate clinical management, and implement prevention strategies.

Symptoms of Salmonella include diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever. Diarrhea is sometimes bloody. Symptoms usually begin within 12 to 72 hours after exposure, but they can begin up to a week or more after exposure. Salmonella infections usually resolve in 5 to 7 days, but may require hospitalization, especially for patients who are immunocompromised. Invasive infections (for example, blood stream infections, meningitis) may occur. In rare cases, Salmonella infections can lead to death.