FDA: Red onions from California linked to salmonella outbreak

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS/CNN) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has linked red onions to a multi-state outbreak of salmonella.

Almost 400 people in 31 states have gotten sick, including five cases from Nevada. As of Saturday, 59 people have been hospitalized due to the onions.

The states reporting the most cases include California, Utah and Oregon.

The FDA says Bakersfield, California-based Thomson International, Inc. is the likely source of the infected onions.

The company says it is recalling all varieties of onions due to the risk of cross-contamination.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the first cases of salmonella were reported between June 19 and July 11.

The FDA is still investigating the outbreak.

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