Onions are on my top 5 list of food that i can't stand.  I don't like the texture or the smell.  But they are a staple in most peoples kitchens.

If you have a bag of onion sitting at home, you may need to throw them out.

According to Patch.com, there is a nationwide recall on onions, including New Hampshire. Red, white, yellow and sweet onions may have all been contaminated with salmonella.

The article states that this recall goes back to May 1st. The onions were distributed by Thomson International Inc to restaurants, grocery stores, and wholesalers in all 50 states.

According to Patch.com, the onions were sold under the brand names "Thomson Premium, TLC Thomson International, Tender Loving Care, El Competitor, Hartley's Best, Onions 52, Majestic, Imperial Fresh, Kroger, Utah Onions and Food Lion."

Health officials are encouraging anyone who bought any of these onions to throw them away.

According to USA Today, The FDA is investigating the "multi-state outbreak of salmonella newport infections possibly linked to the onions".

USA Today reports that there have been 396 illnesses and 59 hospitalizations in 34 states.

According to the CDC, Salmonella can cause some pretty nasty symptoms like diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.  Some people also have nausea, headaches, and and vomiting.

They suggest calling the doctor if you have prolonged vomiting or are unable to keep fluids down.

So take a quick look around the kitchen, and if you have any of these onions you may want to think about tossing them!




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