A food safety alert was issued nationwide on Friday night for red onions from Thomson International Inc.
Besides Oregon, Utah is leading with the most people ill from a new salmonella outbreak in the known 34 infected states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It has been advised to not eat, serve or sell any onions from this company. This includes any red, white, yellow, or sweet varieties. CDC wrote:
Check the package or look for a sticker on an onion to see if it is from Thomson International, Inc. If it is, don’t eat it. Throw it away. If you can’t tell where your onions are from, don’t eat them. Throw them away.
There are currently 396 people sick with 61 of those people from Utah. 59 people across the nation have been hospitalized but no deaths were reported at this time.
Typical Salmonella symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. The illness usually lasts four to seven days. Follow the outbreak from the CDC's website.