In 2021, over 800 people were infected with Salmonella after eating onions that were grown in Mexico – and Texas was one of the hardest-hit states.

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2021 Onion Recalls: Alsum Farms, Green Giant, HelloFresh, EveryPlate

On November 12, Alsum Farms & Produce recalled whole red, yellow and white onions from Chihuahua, Mexico. They were sold in 2-pound to 50-pound bags at retailers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Pennsylvania between July 13 and August 18, 2021.

On October 23, 2021, HelloFresh and EveryPlate recalled meal kits with onions that were received from July 7, 2021 through September 8, 2021. The meal kits contain onions that were recalled due to an outbreak of Salmonella.

Potandon Produce also recalled Green Giant Fresh whole yellow onions in 2 lb. bags, 3 lb. bags, and 5 lb. bags; whole white onions in 2 lb. bags; and whole red onions in 2 lb. bags delivered to three UNFI retail distribution centers.

2021 Onion Salmonella Outbreak

In October 2021, fresh onions from Mexico were linked to a Salmonella outbreak that infected at least 892 people in 38 states and Puerto Rico. Texas was one of the hardest-hit states, with 207 illnesses reported as of November 16, 2021. The onions were grown in Mexico and sold in the U.S. by ProSource Inc. to grocery stores and restaurants.

Keeler Family Farms Recalls Onions From Mexico

On October 22, 2022, Keeler Family Farms (labeled as MVP) recalled whole raw onions (red, white, and yellow) from Chihuahua, Mexico that were shipped between July 1, 2021 and August 25, 2021. The onions were distributed in 25 lb. and 50 lb. mesh sacks and labeled with MVP (product of MX).

ProSource Recalls Onions From Mexico

On October 20, 2021, ProSource recalled whole red, yellow and white onions that were sold under the following brands:

  • Big Bull
  • Peak Fresh Produce
  • Sierra Madre
  • Markon First Crop.
  • Markon Essentials
  • Rio Blue
  • ProSource
  • Rio Valley
  • Sysco Imperial

2020 Onion Salmonella Outbreak – 1,000+ People Sick

As of August 31, 2020, onions are linked to 1,012 illnesses with Salmonella Newport in 47 states in the U.S., with 136 people hospitalized.

The states with the most illnesses are California (122 illnesses), Washington (117 illnesses), Utah (110 illnesses), Oregon (101 illnesses), Montana (63 illnesses), Illinois (54 illnesses), and Michigan (47 illnesses).

On August 31, the CDC reported that 2 people in Texas were infected with Salmonella after eating recalled onions.

Onion Recalls Continue to Expand Due to Salmonella

HelloFresh Issues Urgent Onion Recall

On August 19, 2020, HelloFresh recalled onions due to a risk of Salmonella contamination. HelloFresh is asking consumers to throw out all onions received from May 8 through July 31, 2020.

1st Lawsuit Filed in Onion Salmonella Outbreak

In August 2020, the first lawsuit was filed against Thomson International due to a major Salmonella outbreak linked to onions. The lawsuit was filed by Betty A., a woman from California who bought onions from Stater Bros Markets and suffered a severe Salmonella illness. She was hospitalized for 12 days and developed kidney failure.

Taylor Farms of Dallas, TX Recalls Food Sold At Walmart, Kroger, H-E-B in Texas

On August 5, 2020, Taylor Farms of Dallas, Texas, recalled several pre-made foods from Walmart, Kroger, and H-E-B due to a risk of Salmonella in the onions.

The recalled products at Kroger stores in Texas include:

  • Taylor Farms Macaroni Salad
  • Taylor Farms Rotini Pasta Salad
  • Taylor Farms Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches
  • Taylor Farms Cheddar Cheese & Chicken Salad Snack Tray
  • Fresh Kitchen Bulk Chicken Salad (deli service counter)

The recalled products from Walmart stores in Texas include:

  • Taylor Farms Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich
  • Sausage Breakfast Scramble Bowl
  • Chicken Salad Deli Snack
  • Marketside Southwest Style Salad With Chicken

The recalled product from H-E-B stores in Texas is the “H.E.B. Shake Rattle Bowl Southwest Salad.”

How Many People Are Sick?

As of August 18, 2020, onions are linked to 869 Salmonella Newport illnesses in 47 states in the U.S., with 116 people hospitalized, since June 19, 2020, according to the CDC outbreak investigation.

In Canada, as of August 7, a total of 339 people have been infected with Salmonella Newport after eating onions that were imported to Canada from the U.S. by Thomson International and Sysco, according to Health Canada.

Thomson International Inc. Recalls All Onions After Salmonella Outbreak

Thomson International Inc., of Bakersfield, California, issued a voluntary recall for onions that were shipped after May 1, 2020.

What Onions Were Recalled?

The recall involves red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions. They were sold in boxes, cartons, and mesh bags in sizes ranging from 2-pounds to 50-pounds.

The onions were sold by grocery stores, wholesalers, restaurants, food service institutions like schools and nursing homes, as well as companies that re-package onions as ingredients in other foods.

List of Brand-Names Included in Onion Recall

  • Thomson Premium
  • TLC Thomson International
  • Tender Loving Care
  • El Competitor
  • Hartley’s Best
  • Onions 52
  • Majestic
  • Imperial Fresh
  • Kroger
  • Utah Onions
  • Food Lion
  • Sysco Corporation and Freshpoint

Click here to see photos of recalled onions.

Signs of Salmonella

Salmonella is a bacteria that typically causes symptoms within 7 days of eating contaminated food. The illness is not usually very severe for healthy people, but it sometimes becomes life-threatening. The symptoms may include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

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