CFIA Provides Update on Onion Recall

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OTTAWA — The onion-related food recall warning issued on Aug. 1, 2020 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food-safety investigation.

The industry is recalling red, yellow, white and sweet yellow onions grown by Bakersfield, Calif.-based Thomson International Inc. and imported from the U.S. due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Retailers, distributors, manufacturers and foodservice establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not serve, use or sell the recalled products described below.

The recalled products include yellow, red, white and sweet yellow onions imported since May 1st under brands El Competidor, Imperial Fresh, Onions 52, Tender Loving Care, Thomson International, Thomson International Premium and Thomson Premium.

The products have been sold in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Yukon and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

These 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 details about the investigation and recall process are available here.

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