You can't have summer grilling season without fresh onions on the menu to top your burgers, to cook up with some sausage and peppers, or to skewer onto your kabobs.

But a massive nationwide recall of fresh onions is hitting every single state in America, which of course includes us right here in New Jersey.

The Food & Drug Administration just issued the recall for onions that were distributed by Thomson International and could be contaminated with Salmonella.

The frustrating part of the recall for consumers like you and me is the fact that the red, yellow, sweet yellow, and white onions were sold under nearly a dozen different brand names and at a wide variety of retailers.

Most of those retailers don't have locations local to us here in New Jersey, like Kroger, Food Lion, and Publix, but the Press of Atlantic City reports that Walmart is one of the impacted retailers, and we have plenty of Walmart locations nearby.

The onions were sold in everything from 3 pound mesh bags to 40 pound cartons.

So far, illnesses linked to the onions have been reported in nearly three dozen states.

While New Jersey hasn't officially reported a case yet, our two closest neighbors, New York and Pennsylvania, have both reported cases.

The Food & Drug Administration recall notice includes dozens of different lot numbers and UPC codes that consumers should look for. You can get the full list from the FDA by clicking here.

To make it easier though, the FDA says that if you have onions in your house and you're not sure what brand they're associated with or what store they came from, you should play it safe and throw them out.


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