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Check your onions now: CDC identifies cause of massive salmonella outbreak – Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-10-20 18:24:03 –

(NEXSTAR) – Salmonella outbreaks being tracked in 37 states across the country are due to whole fresh onions, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a recent update Wednesday.

“Throw away unlabeled onions at home,” the CDC tweeted. “Do not eat, sell or serve red, white or yellow onions imported from Mexico and distributed nationwide by ProSource Inc.”

The company imported onions from Chihuahua, Mexico and distributed them to restaurants and grocery stores across the United States. According to ProSource, the potentially contaminated onions were last imported on August 27, but may still be on the shelves due to the long shelf life of the vegetables.

Investigators are still working to determine if the outbreak is related to other distributors.

This is a developing story.

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