More than 650 individuals have become ill in 37 states due to a salmonella outbreak that has been linked to onions, according to U.S. health officials.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated at least 129 people had been hospitalised.
At this time, nobody has passed away. The majority of infections were reported in Texas and Oklahoma in late August and early September.
This Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the source of the epidemic.
It has been identified as entire red, white, and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico and sold by ProSource Inc.
According to the corporation, the onions were last imported in late August, which satisfied health regulators.
Onions, though, may be preserved for months, so there may still be some in people’s homes and businesses.
Whole fresh red, white, or yellow onions imported from Chihuahua and distributed by ProSource should not be purchased or consumed, and should be discarded if they lack a tag or packing.
Salmonella Causes Onion Recall
While the CDC examines a multistate salmonella epidemic connected to raw red, white, and yellow onions.
Customers are advised to dispose of any such onions that do not bear a label. Also, avoid purchasing onions that aren’t properly labelled.
The CDC reports that 652 people across 37 states have fallen ill because to the onions. About 130 have been admitted to hospitals so far. There have been no verified fatalities.
The agency discovered that the Chihuahua onions provided by ProSource were the source of the contamination.
Onion packages or labels may reveal the brand and country of origin. However, the CDC advises against purchasing or consuming onions if their origin cannot be determined.
There Have Been More Than 650 Cases of Illness
US CDC reports that over 650 people have become ill due to a salmonella epidemic that has been connected to onions imported from Mexico (CDC).
Data from the CDC was last updated on Wednesday, and it showed a total of 652 new illnesses and 129 hospitalizations. The 37 states affected so far have reported no fatalities related to the outbreak.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that fresh whole red, white, and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico and supplied by ProSource Inc. are likely the source.
ProSource informed the health authority that the onions can be stored for up to three months after importation on August 27.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is requesting that businesses stop selling onions that have been imported.
From the Mexican state of Chihuahua and that businesses check their storage facilities for any onions that may have originated in Chihuahua and destroy them.
Salmonella poisoning causes stomach cramps, fever, and diarrhoea, and it can take up to a week for the victim to get better.
The CDC has issued a warning against purchasing or consuming fresh whole red, white, or yellow onions that originated in Chihuahua, Mexico and were sold by ProSource Inc.
The CDC advises consumers to check the produce sticker on their onions to determine where they came from and who distributed them.
In this case, stickers will identify the distributor as ProSource Inc. and the place of origin as Mexico. To be on the safe side, the CDC advises not eating onions from unknown sources.