Salmonella outbreak leads to onion recall in North Dakota
CDC recalls bags of red, yellow and white onions.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 37 states, including North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, have experienced outbreaks of salmonella in bags of these onions. KVRR reports that four North Dakotas have been infected since the outbreak. So if you’ve recently bought a bag of red, yellow, or white onions, you should probably throw them all out and clean the surface the onions were resting on. Because people got sick.
We do not know which stores were selling the contaminated onions.
United States today reports that the public will not be told which stores sold the onions, but this is common practice. Since we won’t know who is storing the contaminated onions, it’s probably best to throw out any onions you’re unsure of. No one wants to catch salmonella, but the CDC has given information on the disease.
How do you know if you have salmonella?
Apparently, the symptoms of salmonella are very similar to the symptoms of the flu. According to the CDC, “Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 6 hours to 6 days after eating contaminated food. the last time you ate onions!
Have you recently bought a bag of red, yellow, or white onions and then experienced flu-like symptoms?