CDC Outbreak Investigations: New Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Bagged Peaches; Updates on Outbreak Linked to Onions

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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CDC has posted a new food safety alert for a Salmonella illness outbreak linked to bagged peaches, and updated recall information and case counts for a Salmonella outbreak linked to onions.

New Outbreak: Salmonella infections linked to bagged peaches (

  • CDC, FDA, and public health and regulatory officials in several states are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections that has sickened 68 people in nine states.
  • Many of the ill people report buying bagged peaches sold at ALDI grocery stores. Epidemiologic evidence indicates that bagged peaches are a likely source of this outbreak.
  • Do not eat, serve, or sell any recalled Wawona-brand bagged peaches purchased from ALDI locations in multiple states.
  • Throw the peaches away, even if some of them were eaten and no one has gotten sick.
  • The items were also available for purchase through Instacart, a grocery delivery service.
  • Do not eat food made with these peaches.
  • Fourteen people have been hospitalized; no deaths have been reported.
  • This investigation is ongoing to determine if other products or retailers are linked to illness.

Update: Salmonella infections linked to onions (

  • Since the last update on August 7, 2020, an additional 229 ill people have been reported in this outbreak, including from four new states: Arkansas, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Texas.
  • A total of 869 ill people have been reported from 47 states, including 116 people who have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
  • Do not eat, serve, or sell recalled onions from Thomson International, Inc., and other companies, or foods made with recalled onions. Recalled onion types include red, white, yellow, and sweet yellow varieties.
  • Foods made with recalled onions such as cheese dips or spreads, salsas, and chicken salads have also been recalled. Foods were sold at multiple grocery store chains. 
  • On August 12, cheese dips and spreads were recalled from the following stores: KrogerKroger Mid-AtlanticKroger Delta DivisionFry’s Food StoresFred Meyer, and Smith’s.
  • See the full list of recalled onions and foods.
  • Epidemiologic and traceback information showed that red onions are a likely source of this outbreak. Due to the way onions are grown and harvested, other onion types, such as white, yellow, or sweet yellow, may also be contaminated.
  • This investigation is ongoing. CDC will provide more information as it becomes available.

About Salmonella:

  • Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12-72 hours after eating contaminated food.
  • The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.
  • See your healthcare provider if you are concerned about symptoms, such as a high fever (temperature over 102˚F), blood in your poop, diarrhea, or frequent vomiting that prevents keeping liquid down.

If you have questions about cases in a particular state, please call that state’s health department.


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