Food & Grocery

Advisory: Salmonella outbreak may include cross-contamination with other varieties of onions

August 3, 2020

UPDATE: The red onion Salmonella outbreak reported on Friday has now been linked to products from Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California, USA. 

Although the investigation has determined that red onions are the likely source of the outbreak, Thomson International Inc. has recalled all varieties of onions that could have come in contact with potentially contaminated red onions, due to the risk of cross-contamination. Onion varieties include red, white, yellow, and sweet yellow onions. 

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued food recall warnings for related products that came to Canada. Some of these products were possibly distributed nationally. Additional food recall warnings in Canada are possible. More information on recalled products is available on CFIA’s website.

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