CDC Says Throw Away Onions After Link To 600 People Sick With Salmonella


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It looks like you might want to throw away those onions in your home! Health officials are warning U.S. customers to not eat onions of unknown origin due to more than 600 people in the United States getting sick with salmonella after eating several different types of imported onions.

According to a press release, the Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating the outbreak. Officials have confirmed 652 Salmonella Oranienburg infections across 37 states. Of those cases, 129 let to hospitalizations but thankfully no recorded deaths.

"Throw away any unlabeled onions at home," the CDC tweeted on Wednesday. "Do not eat, sell, or serve red, white, or yellow onions imported from Mexico and distributed U.S.-wide by ProSource Inc."


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