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FDA Extends Onion Recall, Resulting in Salmonella Outbreak in Illinois – NBC Chicago

Federal officials have expanded an onion recall in connection with a salmonella outbreak that left more than three dozen Illinois residents sick last month.

The Food and Drug Administration has added Green Giant Fresh whole yellow and white onions sold in Champaign, Illinois between July 15 and August 16, 2021 to its updated recall list.

The UPC was on the bag:

  • 60580600123-9
  • 60580600170-3
  • 60580600218-2

As of Friday, more than 892 people in at least 38 states in the United States had been diagnosed with salmonella, with 183 patients hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

At least 48 people have been diagnosed with the disease in Illinois, 30 more in Wisconsin, and over 50 in Missouri.

According to the CDC, the outbreak came from fresh whole red, white and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico and sold by ProSource, Incorporated.

The onions were sold to restaurants and grocery stores.

According to ProSource, the onions were last imported on August 27, but have a shelf life of up to three months and could still be in households or businesses.

Corporations are advised not to sell or serve onions imported from Chihuahua and distributed by ProSource. Consumers are advised to throw away onions unpacked.

Salmonella can cause a variety of symptoms. Patients are advised to see a doctor immediately if they experience the following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea and fever over 102 degrees
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Vomit
  • Signs of dehydration, including dry mouth and throat and dizziness when standing up

Symptoms usually appear within six hours to six days after consuming the bacteria. Most people recover in 4 to 7 days without treatment.

People with weakened immune systems, including children under 5 years of age and adults 65 and over, are at risk of more severe cases that may require hospitalization.

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