Oct 21, 2021 - Health
CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to whole onions
The CDC announced on Thursday a salmonella outbreak linked to imported red, white and yellow onions.
Why it matters: The outbreak has now reached 37 states, with 652 illnesses and 129 hospitalizations, per the CDC alert.
Details: Fresh, whole onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, by ProSource Inc. are linked to the illness and should not be eaten, sold or served, the CDC said.
- The agency is advising consumers to also throw out unlabeled onions and sanitize any surfaces that may have come into contact with the produce, per the announcement.
- The tainted produce was last imported on Aug. 27, the CDC said.
Threat level: Most people recover from salmonella within a week.
- The CDC urges people to look for symptoms such as a fever higher than 102°F, diarrhea that lasts for more than three days and other signs of dehydration.