California-based produce supplier Thomson International Inc. has issued a voluntary recall on red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions that have been shipped to grocery stores and restaurants across the country. The onions have been linked to an international salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people in the United States and Canada.
The onions were sold under 11 brands, including 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 recall impacts all onions shipped since May 1. Officials said that consumers should throw away any onions from Thomson, and any they were unsure of where they came from.
There have been nearly 400 confirmed cases in 34 states, and more than 100 were reported in Canada. The FDA said that Oregon has seen the most reports of salmonella poisoning linked to the onions with 71.
Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. They can last for up to a week, but most people recover without requiring medical care.
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