The Food & Drug Administration has expanded its recall of fresh whole onions due to concerns over salmonella. The FDA is now urging people to throw out onions from several different sources, including some included in popular meal kits. The recall now includes onions from:
- Everyplate onions contained in meal kits. All onions received from July 7-Sept. 8 should be thrown out. You can see product codes here.
- HelloFresh onions in meal kits received from July 7-Sept. 8. You can see product codes here.
- Green giant sold by Potandon Produce including fresh whole yellow onions in 2 lb. bags, 3 lb. bags, and 5 lb. bags; whole white onions in 2 lb. bags; and whole red onions in 2 lb. bags delivered between July 9 and Aug 6. You can see product codes here.
- MVP onions sold through Keeler Family Farms. Among the recalled onions are red, yellow and white onions shipped from July 1-Aug. 25. You can see a list of product codes here.
The earlier recall involved onions distributed by ProSource Inc. All of the onions were imported from Chihuahua, Mexico and distributed to restaurants and grocery stores throughout the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control is investigating the outbreak which has sickened 652 people in 37 states, including Alabama. There have been 129 hospitalizations linked to the illness, but no deaths.
Some symptoms of salmonella include – diarrhea lasting more than three days and is not improving, fever higher than 102 degrees, excessive vomiting and the inability to keep down liquids – and signs of dehydration including not urinating, dry mouth and throat and feeling dizzy when standing up.
Symptoms typically start 6 hours to 6 days after eating the affected food; most people recover without treatment after 4-7 days but the illness can be especially dangerous for children under 5, adults 65 and above and those with weakened immune systems