CDC warns of salmonella outbreak linked to onions

The Centers for Disease Control is asking people to check their onions after a salmonella outbreak sickened more than 650 people across the country.

The CDC said fresh, whole red, white and yellow onions imported from Mexico are the problem.

Pro-Source Inc. distributed them to grocery stores and restaurants throughout the United States. The company last imported the affected onions on Aug. 27, but they can last for up to three months in storage.

If you are not sure about the source of your onions, it’s best to just throw them out.