Check your fridge: certain onions recalled due to Salmonella outbreak
Posted November 20, 2021 12:33 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — The US Food and Drug Administration along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are advising consumers to avoid purchasing certain onions due to a Salmonella outbreak reported in 38 states, including North Carolina, according to a CDC press release.Nearly 900 people have fallen ill from the onions, including more than 20 people in North Carolina.
Multiple companies have recalled whole yellow, red, and white onions due to potential risk of Salmonella, all of which were "supplied by ProSource Produce LLC and Keeler Family Farms and imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, between July 1, 2021, and August 31, 2021," the CDC says.
The FDA listed some of Green Giant Fresh's whole yellow and white onions, as well as onions in certain meal kits from EveryPlate and HelloFresh as those being recalled due to potential contamination.
The CDC recommends that if you don't know where the onions came from, don't buy or eat them.
"Check to see if you have any recalled onions. If you have any recalled onions or if you can’t tell where your onions are from, don’t eat them," the CDC says. "Throw them away."
Three- and five-pound bags of onions from Alsum Farms & Produce Inc, Potandon Produce LLC, and Pier-C Produce imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, which were distributed between July and August are also part of the recall, according to the FDA.
Symptoms of Salmonella include diarrhea, a high fever and vomiting. These symptoms can appear any time from 6 hours to 6 days after digesting the bacteria.