CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Fresh Diced Onions


Recalled Food

Gills Onions brand fresh diced onion products

  • Products include some lots of diced yellow onions (3lb bags and 8 oz cups), diced celery and onions (8 oz cups), diced mirepoix (10 oz cups), and diced red onions (8 oz cups).
  • Use-by dates between August 8, 2023, and August 28, 2023.
  • Recalled onions were sold in select stores and were also sent to restaurants and institutions nationwide and in Canada.

What You Should Do

  • Check your freezers and refrigerators for recalled onion products.
    • If you have any, throw them away or return them to where you bought them. Do not eat them.
    • Although the recalled products are beyond their August 2023 use-by-dates, people may have frozen them to use later.
  • Wash items and surfaces that may have touched the recalled onion products using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.
  • Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these severe Salmonella symptoms:
    • Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
    • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
    • Bloody diarrhea
    • So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
    • Signs of dehydration, such as:
      • Not peeing much
      • Dry mouth and throat
      • Feeling dizzy when standing up

What Businesses Should Do

  • Do not sell or serve recalled Gills Onions products or foods made with recalled onion products.
  • Wash and sanitize items and surfaces that may have come in contact with recalled onion products.

Symptoms of Salmonella

  • Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
    • Symptoms usually start 6 hours to 6 days after swallowing the bacteria.
    • Most people recover without treatment after 4 to 7 days.
  • Some people—especially children younger than 5 years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems—may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/thompson-10-23/index.html