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Thomson International recalls onions due to Salmonella outbreak

Posted at 6:33 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 12:20:00-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif — Thomson International inc. is recalling onions they shipped starting on May 1 due to an outbreak of Salmonella.

The company says in a press release that their Red, Yellow, White and Sweet Yellow Onions will all be recalled. They were distributed to wholesalers, restaurants and retail stores throughout the country and Canada.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says 396 total illnesses have been reported to date including 59 hospitalizations. 49 illnesses were reported in California alone.

According to the FDA the onions can be found 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.

The FDA has traced the outbreak back to the company, specifically saying that red onions are the likely source.