December 2, 2023

By JONEL ALECCIA | AP Well being Author

An outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to bagged, precut onions has sickened a minimum of 73 folks in 22 states, together with 15 who had been hospitalized, U.S. well being officers stated Tuesday.

Gills Onions of Oxnard, California, has recalled packages of diced yellow onions, crimson onions, onions and celery and a mixture of onions, celery and carrots, often known as mirepoix. The merchandise recalled had use-by dates in August 2023. They’re now not on the market in shops, however customers could have them — or meals made with them — in freezers. Shoppers shouldn’t eat, promote or serve the onions for meals made with them, well being officers stated.

The diced onion merchandise had been bought at meals service and different establishments within the U.S. and Canada and at retailers in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Retail websites included Stater Bros., Bashas’ markets and Sensible & Closing shops in Arizona and California and Sensible & Closing and Chef’s Retailer in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Salmonella poisoning could cause severe sickness, particularly in kids youthful than 5, aged folks and people with weakened immune methods. Signs of an infection normally happen inside 12 hours to 3 days after consuming contaminated meals and embrace diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps.

Officers with the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration and the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention are investigating the outbreak to find out the supply and whether or not extra merchandise are tied to diseases.


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