The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned of another Salmonella outbreak, this time linked to salami sticks found in the supermarket chain Trader Jose.
Unlike the outbreak this week with onions imported from Mexico, more than 650 were affected in 37 states, with one involving the Citerio brand salami sticks affecting only 20 in eight states, the federal agency said.
A total of 132 hospital-admitted two outbreaks have so far not caused deaths from the disease, which is caused by the bacterium “Salmonella oranionberg”.
Both salami of the above brand can be found in other stores as well, and the agency recommends keeping white, red or yellow onions at home without labeling.
Investigators determined that there was evidence of infection in whole red, white and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua and distributed by Prosource Inc. in the United States, although the company is still investigating whether onions were involved from other suppliers.
Salmonellosis can cause fever, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain, although in some cases it can cause a serious infection that spreads from the intestines to the bloodstream and from there to other parts of the body, and if left untreated it can be dangerous with antibiotics.