By: Candess Zona-Mendola, MakeFoodSafe
On August 1, Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California announced its recall of several onion varieties: Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions shipped from May 1, 2020 through the present linked to the Onion Salmonella Outbreak.
Thus far, 326 people in the US and Canada are ill in this outbreak.
According to the release, these onions have been recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. What brands have been recalled? You can find that information and pictures of the products on our Thomson International Onion Recall page.
In the meantime, the CDC and FDA are advising consumers to not eat, sell, or serve red, white, yellow, or sweet onions from Thomson International, Inc. or products containing such onions. If you are not sure if your onion is under this brand or other brands, you should not eat, sell, or serve it, and should throw it out.