Canada's Salmonella Onion Situation Is Growing With Another New Brand Recalled (VIDEO)
You might want to check your onions. With the onion recall of 2020, Canada has added another brand to the list of affected products. The new additions are from the same U.S. grower from the previous recall but are sold under another brand.
On August 6, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) updated its food warning from earlier in the week to include more information about a brand and some of its items.
This comes after new details were found during the agency's food safety investigation.
With the update, Freshpoint Foodservice is recalling its branded red and jumbo (yellow) onions grown by Thomson International Inc. in Bakersfield, California that were imported from the U.S.
That's because of possible salmonella contamination.
Nobody should eat the affected products or any food with these raw vegetables in it.
All retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and foodservice places like restaurants are being told not to serve, use or sell them.
Some may not have a label that shows the same brand and product name that the CFIA has listed because they were sold in bulk or in smaller packages.
Freshpoint Foodservice's jumbo (yellow) and red onions that were recalled come in five-pound packages and were sold from May 1 up to August 1.
These items have been distributed in British Columbia.
The agency recommends calling your doctor if you think you're sick from one of these products.
If you're unsure, you can contact the place you bought them from to get more information.
Salmonella has short-term symptoms like nausea along with long-term complications including severe arthritis.
The Public Health Agency of Canada said earlier in the week that Canadians shouldn't eat, use, sell or serve any red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions from that grower.
Those from Thomson International Inc. have also been recalled in the U.S.
There was another warning about red ones imported from the U.S. by Sysco in late July.