Bayonne Food Bank issues salmonella warning for onions

Onions received between May 8 and July 5 may be contaminated

The Bayonne Food Bank has issued a salmonella warning regarding onions that were recently distributed.

The food bank has recently been distributing food at 16th Street Park, taking over from Hunger Free Bayonne which has expanded to serve all of Hudson County.

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The food bank was informed by one of the sources for food donations, Table to Table, that there is a potential for salmonella with onions they may have distributed.

Out of an abundance of caution, the donor is recalling onions that may have been given out by the Bayonne Food Bank on Thursdays between May 8th and July 5th.

If residents have onions received from the food bank during that time, they should discard them.

Use extra caution in disinfecting and sanitizing surfaces and containers that may have come in contact with these products, as recommended by the FDA.

The food bank noted that thoroughly cooking the product to 165 degrees Fahrenheit or 74 degrees Celsius will kill the salmonella bacteria.

For more information on food distributions, check the Bayonne Food Bank on social media. Bring a bag, wear a mask, and social distance at distribution sites.

Boxes of food are heavy. Residents may need a cart if they’re walking.

For updates on this and other stories, check and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Daniel Israel can be reached at

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