Onion-linked Salmonella outbreak spreads to 43 states

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has increased the number of states where an outbreak of salmonella in onions has been discovered. The outbreak is inked with the onions of Thomson International, Inc., a California-based company.Contaminated onions have now been found in 43 states and sickened 640 people, 85 of whom had to be hospitalized, according to the CDC website. There have been no deaths linked to the epidemic.

“Do not eat, serve, or sell Thomson International, Inc. onions, or foods made with them,” the CDC warns. “Types of onions include red, white, yellow and sweet yellow varieties. Other companies have also issued food recalls, such as chicken salads, made with the recalled onions. “

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