Salmonella outbreak linked to onions in the U.S

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Salmonella outbreak linked to onions in the U.S

More than 650 people in 37 states have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to imported onions, federal health officials said on Wednesday.

The Food and Drug Administration said that an investigation had identified ProSource Inc., of Hailey, Idaho, as a source of potentially contaminated whole, fresh onions imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico.

At least 129 people have been hospitalized in the outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No deaths have been reported, the agency said.


ProSource indicated that the onions were last imported on Aug. 27, according to the C.D.C. But the onions can last up to three months in storage and may still be in homes and businesses, the C.D.C. said.