The Oklahoman

US salmonella outbreak tied to onions sickens more than 650


NEW YORK – A salmonella outbreak tied to onions has sickened more than 650 people in 37 states, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at least 129 people have been hospitaliz­ed. No one has died. Nearly all of the illnesses were reported in August and September, and the largest numbers of cases were in Texas and Oklahoma. The outbreak has been traced to whole red, white and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distribute­d throughout the United States by ProSource Inc.

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