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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Aug. 27, 2009

Campus salmonella advisory

Northwest Missouri State University has been notified by its contract food service provider, that, as a result of routine testing, the USDA has issued a preliminary positive test for salmonella in iceless green onions. The lot of suspect onions was shipped nationally between Aug. 4 and Aug. 22, 2009, and Northwest's Dining Services received two cases from the lot on Aug. 25.

One of the cases was not opened and was quarantined. A second case was opened, and it appears that the onions were prepared and served at outlets located in the University food court (Salad Garden, Wok, Cranberry Farms, and Crab Rangoon). It appears the onions were also prepared in dishes served at a catered international student luncheon in the J.W. Jones Student Union on Aug. 27.

This advisory is being issued in order to make Northwest students, faculty, staff, parents and visitors aware should they experience symptoms that might be the result of food poisoning. Students who think they may have such symptoms should call the University Wellness Center immediately at 660.562.1348. All others should immediately contact their primary health-care provider or seek treatment at an emergency room.

To date, no illnesses associated with consumption of this product have been reported.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468