A state official warned residents about the salmonella outbreak that has apparently affected Texas area onion consumers.
Commission to Protect against Sanitary Risks Director Marco Gámez said no issues had been detected in Baja California for the consumption of Chihuahua onion.
Since Sept. 2 the red, yellow and white produce has caused illnesses to 652 consumers, of which 129 had been hospitalized.
The outbreak has prompted special operations in order to find produce coming from the state of Chihuahua, Gámez said.
The State’s Office of Epidemiology launched the warning here after the US Center for Disease Control detected the outbreak in Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia, Illinois and Maryland. Gámez said although the onion was produced for exportation consumers should be aware of the area where the onion consumed here comes from.