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Fox Business reports that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are saying that "the recent Salmonella Newport outbreak that has hit the U.S and infected nearly 400 people may be linked to several onion brands … As of Sunday, 396 people have contracted a salmonella-related illness in 34 states, according to recent data from the CDC. Fifty-nine of these cases have required hospitalization.

"The four states with the highest number of reported infections are Oregon, 71; Utah, 61; California, 49 and Montana, 33."

The story notes that "Thomson International Inc., a California-based grower, packer, shipper and supplier was named in the government agencies' public safety announcements, which noted that the company has voluntarily recalled a variety of onions for potential Salmonella contamination.

"The onions that are in question were shipped from May 1 to present and were distributed in cartons weighing between five and 50 pounds and mesh sacks between two and 50 pounds. Red, yellow, white and sweet yellow onions are included in the recall among Thomson's 11 brands, including: Thomson Premium, TLC Thomson International, Tender Loving Care, El Competitor, Hartley's Best, Onions 52, Majestic, Imperial Fresh, Kroger, Utah Onions and Food Lion."