CFIA Expands Recall of Onions Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

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OTTAWA — On August 1, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued an expanded recall on red, yellow and sweet onions grown by Thompson International Inc. and imported from the U.S. due to possible Salmonella contamination.

“The food-recall warning issued on July 30, 2020 has been updated to include additional distribution and product information,” read the recall notice. “This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food-safety investigation…Retailers, distributors, manufacturers and foodservice establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not serve, use or sell the recalled products.”

The CFIA website notes that affected products may also have been purchased online or through various restaurant locations. “They may also have been sold in bulk or in smaller packages with or without a label and may not bear the same brand or product names as described below. The CFIA will continue its investigation into other possible importers and additional recalls may follow.”

More information about the recall, along with an updated list of products affected can be found here.

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