Here's how to know if your onions are at risk of Salmonella

Onions with use-by dates between Aug. 8 and Aug. 28 might put you at risk of Salmonella

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a food safety alert after an outbreak of Salmonella infections caused by onions occurred in 22 states including Illinois. 

According to the CDC, the active investigation may have been caused by onions processed at “Gill Onions,” with some affected products including batches of diced yellow onions, 8 oz. cups of diced celery and onions, 10 oz. cups of diced mirepoix and 8 oz. cups of diced red onions, with use-by dates between Aug. 8 and Aug. 28.

Are the onions in my fridge at risk?

Check if the onions in both our fridge and freezer have use-by dates between Aug. 8, 2023, and Aug. 28, 2023. This was the time window identified to have onions that might put you in danger of Salmonella. 

Is anything else in my fridge at risk?

The CDC advises to wash items and surfaces that may have touched the recalled products by using hot soapy water or a dishwasher. 

What are the symptoms of Salmonella?

Call your healthcare provider if you have severe symptoms:

  • Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
  • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
  • Dizziness, dry throat and irregular peeing schedules from dehydration 
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