Contaminated Vidalia onions appear to be the source of a Listeria outbreak tied to Florida

Bad news going into a holiday weekend when a lot of people may be grilling. A farm in Georgia is pulling their Vidalia onions

These onions were packed between June 20 and June 23, 2022, because they could potentially be contaminated with Listeria

Florida figures in because the CDC said most of the sick people either live in or traveled to Florida about a month before getting sick

A&M Farms in Georgia announced a voluntary recall of its whole Vidalia onions. They were sold at grocery stores in Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York

Within two weeks of exposure, someone might experience a fever and muscle aches along with vomiting and diarrhea

Listeria bacteria are found in moist soil, water, and decaying vegetation or animals. It can also pass into food sources

Those most at risk from Listeria are pregnant women, people over 65, and anyone with compromised immune systems