The Canadian Press is reporting that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a salmonella warning about green onions sold at six stores in the Windsor-Essex area of southwestern Ontario.

The report states:

The agency is warning people not to eat the jumbo green onions imported by Vitale Produce of Windsor, because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

The onions were sold at Food Basics in downtown Windsor, Isaac’s Foodtown in Comber, Sanford and Son in Harrow, The Stoney Point Supermarket, and Westside Foods and Vitale Produce in Windsor.

To this point, no illnesses have been reported.   Green onions have been connected to outbreaks in the past, including the notorious Hepatitis-A outbreak at a Chi-Chi’s restaurant in the Pittsburgh area in 2003.