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Onion Imported from Chihuahua, Mexico and sold in the United States Salmonella has been linked to outbreaksThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday.

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NS CDC said Fresh whole red, white and yellow onions were delivered by Prosource Inc. during their last import in late August. It noted that imported onions could last up to three months and still be in homes and businesses.

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Investigators are trying to find out if other onions and suppliers are linked this outbreak.

The CDC is advising businesses to stop selling fresh whole red, white, or yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico and distributed by ProSource Inc. It is also suggesting that businesses wash and sanitize any surfaces where these onions may have come into contact.

Consumers are urged to discard the onion that fits the description above and wash surfaces and containers that these products have touched with hot soapy water or in a dishwasher.

As of Wednesday, October 20, 2021, the CDC said there are more than 650 illnesses and about 130 hospitalizations in 37 states linked to the salmonella outbreak. There have been no deaths linked to the “rapidly growing outbreak,” the CDC said earlier this week.

Symptoms of salmonella usually begin six hours to six days after infection and most people recover without treatment after four to seven days, although some, including children under 5 years old, 65 years and older Older adults and people with weakened immune systems may experience more. serious diseases. These symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.

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