Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Fresh Diced Onions
Posted October 24, 2023
- Illnesses: 73
- Hospitalizations: 15
- Deaths: 0
- States: 22
- Recall: Yes
- Investigation status: Active
10 oz cups diced mirepoix
3 lb bags diced yellow onions
8 oz cups diced celery and onions
8 oz cups fresh diced yellow onions
8 oz cups diced red onions
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.
- See recall notice for more detailed product information.
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.
- For more information about Salmonella, see the Salmonella Questions and Answers page.