CDC Issues Safety Alert After Nearly 400 Get Sick From Onions
I don't think I've ever looked to see where my onions come from, but after a recent alert from the CDC, I will now.
The CDC is advising that you do not eat, serve, or sell any onions from Thomson International Inc. or products made with these onions because of a Salmonella outbreak. This includes red, white, yellow, and sweet onions
If you have onions in your fridge or pantry, you'll want to check and see if they're from Thomson International Inc. If they are, toss them out. If you're not sure where they're from, it wouldn't be a bad idea to throw them out anyway. It's better to be safe than sick as hell.
If you go out to dinner or get take out, it would be a smart move to ask where their onions come from. I'm sure it won't be an easy answer to get but again, it's not worth the risk.
As of July 29, 2020, a total of 396 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 34 states.
As you can see from the CDC list below, Michigan is on the list with 23 cases.