Giant Eagle recalls onions linked to salmonella outbreak

Giant Eagle recalls onions linked to salmonella outbreak

PITTSBURGH — Officials believe contaminated onions are the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people in recent weeks in the U.S. and Canada.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a Salmonella outbreak linked to onions from Thomson International in Bakersfield, California.

They were sold at Pittsburgh-area Giant Eagle and Market District locations. Shoppers who bought the onions between early June and now have been notified through a phone call.

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Giant Eagle said the recall includes both bulk and bagged Spanish, white and red onions. Prepared foods and deli products that were made with onions are also recalled.

So far, 400 people have become sick across the country and 60 of them have been hospitalized.

Hundreds sickened in salmonella outbreak linked to onions