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    The salmonella outbreak tied to onions from Thomson International in Bakersfield, California, continues to grow.  The number of reported cases has now grown to 869 with 116 hospitalizations in 47 states according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

    Now, foods prepared using those onions are being recalled across the country.  Cheese dips sold at Kroger, Fred Meyer, Fry’s and Smith’s grocery stores may have the recalled onions as an ingredient.  Sold between May 15 and August 6, the dips should be discarded or returned to the store.  Also recalled are several premade sandwiches and salads prepared with the onions sold at Kroger, H-E-B and Walmarts in 10 states.  These products were manufactured by Taylor Farms TX and distributed to grocery stores between July 30 and August 1.  Retailers of these products have been instructed to remove any of the products that may still be on their shelves.

    Peaches have also been recalled for a salmonella outbreak.  The bagged peaches were sold under the Wawona brand name in 2 pound clear plastic bags at ALDI stores since June 1.  ALDI has voluntarily recalled the peaches shipped to the following states: Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia. 68 people have been sickened so far.

    Frozen cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp produced by Kader Exports sold under the brand names of  Kirkland, Aqua Star Reserve, Censea, Fresh Market, Unistar, Tops and Wellsley Farms is being recalled for potential salmonella contamination. Kirkland is Costco’s house brand.

    Salmonella is 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. If you think you may have a salmonella infection, contact your doctor and get tested.