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Red, yellow, and white onions recalled over salmonella concerns

ProSource Produce, an American company based out of Idaho, has issued a recall of their onions originating from Chihuahua, Mexico over a possible salmonella contamination. The onions were shipped from Chihuahua between July 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021 to retailers in 35 states and 2 Canadian provinces.

Contracting salmonella, while unpleasant, isn’t often dangerous for most healthy Americans. For the young, elderly, and those with weakened immune systems though, it can be of greater concern. Arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis are all serious symptoms one could suffer from.

ProSource stresses in their Food and Drug Administration release that as of the time of writing, “to date no onions marketed through ProSource have tested positive for Salmonella.” As ProSource explains, this recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution. The decision was likely made due to  some reported illnesses tied to onions originating from Chihuahua, Mexico and shipped to the United States between July and August 2021.

The recalled onions were shipped to and sold in Big Bull, Peak Fresh Produce, Sierra Madre, Markon First Crop., Markon Essentials, Rio Blue, ProSource, Rio Valley, and Sysco Imperial stores. It’s possible the onions have been repackaged as well. So if you believe you’ve purchased these recalled onions, you should discard them or return them to your retailer for a refund.

To read the full FDA release on its website, click here: