Check your veggies! The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has issued an updated warning about red onions from the U.S.

On September 14, the agency reported an additional 49 cases of salmonella believed to be linked to various onions imported from America.

This takes the total of confirmed Canadian cases to over 500.


Cases of salmonella in Canada linked to U.S. onions

On August 31, PHAC confirmed that somebody had died after getting salmonella from U.S. onions.

The most recent report revealed that another person has died after contracting the illness, but officials have confirmed that salmonella was not the cause of death.

A recall was issued back in August for a number of affected products imported from the States. 

“Do not eat, use, sell or serve any red, white, yellow, and sweet yellow onions from Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California, USA, or any products made with these onions,” warns PHAC.

The products may have been sold across Canada, including in grocery stores, hotels, restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes.

*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only. 

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