(WJW) – A food safety alert and recall has been issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a salmonella outbreak caused more than 70 people to become sick, including some in Ohio, and sent more than a dozen people to hospitals.
The outbreak is linked to fresh diced onion products sold under the Gills Onions brand.
- Products include some lots of diced yellow onions (3lb bags and 8 oz cups), diced celery and onions (8 oz cups), diced mirepoix (10 oz cups), and diced red onions (8 oz cups).
- Use-by dates between August 8, 2023, and August 28, 2023.
- Recalled onions were sold in select stores and were also sent to restaurants and institutions nationwide and in Canada.
According to the CDC, at least three people in Ohio have become sick due to these products, but the number of sick people is likely “much higher” since many people recover without medical care and are not tested for Salmonella.
Salmonella symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Learn more, here.