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August 1, 2020: Thomson International Inc. Issues Recall of Onion Products due to Possible Salmonella

Thomson International Inc. Onion Recall – Thomson International Inc. (Thomson International) of Bakersfield, CA has issued a recall for its Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions shipped from May 1, 2020 through present.  

These onions have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella associated with the ongoing Salmonella outbreak.

Thomson International Onion Recall Information

On August 1, 2020, Thomson International issued a recall for various onion products potentially associated with the nationwide Salmonella outbreak.  The affected onion products were distributed to wholesalers, restaurants, and retail stores in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Canada.

The onions were distributed under the brand names Thomson Premium, TLC Thomson International, Tender Loving Care, El Competitor, Hartley’s Best, Onions 52, Majestic, Imperial Fresh, Kroger, Utah Onions, and Food Lion in the following containers:

  • 5 lbs. carton
  • 10 lbs. carton
  • 25 lbs. carton
  • 40 lbs. carton
  • 50 lbs. carton
  • 2 lbs. mesh sacks
  • 3 lbs. mesh sacks
  • 5 lbs. mesh sacks
  • 10 lbs. mesh sacks
  • 25 lbs. mesh sacks
  • 50 lbs. mesh sacks

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell or serve the affected onion products from Thomson International subject to this recall.

Onion Salmonella Outbreak Investigation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections that may be linked to the Thomson International onion products.

To date, 396 total illnesses have been reported, including 59 hospitalizations.   States with cases include: AK (6), AZ (14), CA (49), CO (10), FL (3), ID (5), IL (10), IN (2), IA (15), KS (1), KY (1), ME (4), MD (1), MI (23), MN (10), MO (6), MT (33), NE (5), NV (5), NY (4), NC (3), ND (5), OH (7), OR (71), PA (2), SC (1), SD (11), TN (5), TX (1), UT (61), VA (4), WA (2), WI (5), and WY (11).

About Salmonella

Common symptoms of salmonellosis (Salmonella infection) may include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated food product. Illness usually lasts from about 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Questions or concerns about foodborne illness should also be directed to your health care provider.

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