CDC Warns of Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Onions
Going to go home and check my onions right away. Nobody wants to get sick at the end of summer.
The CDC just released a Food Safety Alert on a recall of onions that have been linked to an outbreak of salmonella Newport infections.
The onions are from Thomson International and includes onion types such as red, yellow, white and sweet yellow varieties.
If you have purchased these onions, please throw them out or return them to where you purchased the onions.
Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps and these effects can start anywhere from 6 hours to 6 days after being exposed.
The illness lasts anywhere from 4 to 7 days and most people recover from this illness.
Just let you know, this is a nationwide recall of these tainted onions. So far there are over 640 cases of salmonella infections that have been linked to this case and 33 of those cases are from Montana so far.
We are one of the top five states with the most cases next to California, Oregon, Utah, and Illinois.
So when you get home make sure you check your pantry and what label your onions have because you might need to throw them out and get some new ones. No one wants to end their summer feeling sick and not being able to enjoy this beautiful weather.
If you see anything with a Thomson International Inc. label or sticker you should get rid of those onions.
For more details and to see the full report, check out the CDC.