Your Onions May be Dangerous – Salmonella Outbreak
The 'infected' onions originated in California but were distributed to all 50 states, District of Columbia and Canada. Federal officials are warning people to throw out any red onions you have in your fridge or pantry due to a salmonella outbreak. So far it has made over 650 people ill in 45 states, including at least 26 people who became ill in Idaho from the Cali Onions.
Even though the red onions were the ones at the root of the problem -see what I did there- The Food and Drug Administration is recommending tossing all onions since they many have come in contact with the infected red ones. The company is Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California. The onions were sold under the brand names Thomson Premium, TLC Thomson International, Tender Loving Care, El Competitor, Hartley’s Best, Onions 52, Majestic, Imperial Fresh, Kroger, Utah Onions, and Food Lion.
The FDA says that salmonella symptoms include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. People who may have Thomson International onions or have prepared food with the onions are advised to throw the onions away and disinfect the surfaces.