The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of a popular item after reports that scores of people have become ill.
The culprit is Gills Onions. In 22 states 73 people have reported Salmonella bacterial infection symptoms after eating them in recent days.
The focus seems to be on outdated Gills onions — which expired in August 2023 — and were primarily sent to markets in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington
The Daily Caller reported the onions in question should be absent from market shelves, but the FDA is warning consumers who stored or froze diced onion or Mirepoix products to discard them immediately.
ABC News reported that of the 73 people reporting illness, 15 required hospitalization. The warning qualified the statistics, noting that some reporting illness may have contracted food poisoning from other sources.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 420 people die of Salmonella in the United States each year. Most who contract various forms of food poisoning, however, do not require specific treatment and recover within 36 hours.
The four-page report can viewed HERE
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