CDC: ‘Throw away any onions’ after salmonella outbreak in 37 states

Bunch of fresh onions.
Bunch of fresh onions. Photo credit Getty Images
By , KNX 1070 Newsradio

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Wednesday it had linked fresh, whole onions to an outbreak of salmonella in at least 37 states, including California, Texas, and Virginia.

The agency said to immediately throw away any unlabeled onions — without stickers or packaging — in your home. In addition, you should not consume onions from an unidentifiable source.

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CDC officials also urged people not to “eat, sell, or serve red, white, or yellow onions” imported from Mexico and distributed nationwide by ProSource Inc.