The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking action to help prevent outbreaks of foodborne illnesses through the development of food safety prevention strategies for bulb onions and imported mushrooms.

The agency is working with industry, state, international and other partners on the development of several food safety prevention strategies.

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A total of 55 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Stanley were reported from 12 states. And, epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback information showed that wood ear mushrooms distributed by Wismettac Asian Foods Inc. were the likely source of this outbreak.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from Jan. 21,
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Federal officials continue to report new illnesses in a 10-state Salmonella outbreak linked to imported, contaminated wood ear mushrooms, also known as kikurage or black fungus.

Officials reported yesterday there have been 43 patients confirmed in the outbreak, up from 41 in previous reports from the Centers for Disease Control
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