The food recall warning issued on August 1, 2020 about onions has been updated to include additional distribution information. The information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) investigation.
Recalled is red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions due to possible Salmonella contamination. They were grown by Thomson International Inc., Bakersfield, California, and imported from the USA.
If you do not know where your onions came from, do not consume them. You should not consume the products described below or foods containing these raw onions. Retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes should not serve, use, or sell the recalled products described below.
These products may also have been purchased on-line or through various restaurant locations. They may also have been sold in bulk or in smaller packages with or without a label and may not bear the same brand or product names as described below. The CFIA will continue its investigation into other possible importers and additional recalls may follow.
The following products have been sold in:
British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Yukon and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.
What you should do
If you think you became sick from consuming a these onions, call your doctor.
Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home or establishment. They shouldbe thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased them. If you are unsure of the identity of the onions in your possession, check with your place of purchase.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.