Thomson International Inc. recalled onions that were sold in Texas after a major outbreak of Salmonella Newport infected over 1,000 people in the U.S. and Canada.
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UPDATE: Over 1,000 People Sick in Onion Salmonella Outbreak
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).
2 Salmonella Illnesses Reported in Texas
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, 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.
- FDA Recall Notice (non-meat product recall)
- USDA Recall Notice (meat product recall)
- Pictures of USDA’s recalled items
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
- Imperial Fresh
- Utah Onions
- Food Lion
- Sysco Corporation and Freshpoint
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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