Jordan District Pulls Green Onions from School Menu

Jordan District Pulls Green Onions from School Menu

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(Sandy-AP) -- The state's largest school district is pulling green onions from the menus.

That's because of an F-D-A warning about scallions.

The advisory issued last weekend says Hepatitis A outbreaks in Pennsylvania may be associated with raw or lightly cooked green onions.

The Jordan School District says they feed 40-thousand students a day so they'd rather play it safe and avoid the onions until the F-D-A assures them they're okay.

So far Utah has no cases of Hepatitis-A.

The outbreak in Pittsburgh killed three people and sickened more than 500.

Hepatitis-A is a virus that attacks the liver, causing flu-like symptoms including fever, nausea, diarrhea, fatigue and abdominal pain.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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