USA – Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Newport: Red Onions (July 2020)


Recall Information (Updated August 11, 2020)

Recalled Onions

On August 1, 2020, Thomson International, Inc. recalled all varieties of onions that could have come in contact with potentially contaminated red onions, due to the risk of cross-contamination. Recalled products include red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions shipped from May 1, 2020 to August 1, 2020.

Onions were distributed to wholesalers, restaurants, and retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

The onions were distributed in 5 lbs. carton. 10 lbs. carton. 25 lbs. carton. 40 lbs. carton, 50 lbs. carton. bulk, 2 lb. mesh sacks, and 3 lb. mesh sacks, 5 lb. mesh sacks, 10 lb. mesh sacks 25 lbs. mesh sacks, 50 lbs. mesh sacks 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
  • Food Lion

See photos of brand labels.

Additionally,  companies have initiated recalls for onions linked to the Thomson, International, Inc. recall, sold at the following retailers:

  • Publix Super MarketsExternal Link Disclaimer (red onions, packaged by Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc. and sold in bulk merchandise displays in AL, GA, NC, SC, TN, and VA)
  • Giant Eagle (red, yellow and white onions sold in produce departments in PA, OH, WV, IN and MD)
  • Trader Joe’s – Recalled by Progressive Produce, LLC (conventional red onions sold only in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah stores, and sold loose in bulk bins with PLU sticker with the brand name Pacific Gold)
  • Ralph’s – Recalled by Progressive Produce, LLC (conventional yellow onions sold only in California stores and sold loose in bulk bins with PLU sticker with the brand name Pacific Gold)

Products Containing Recalled Onions

Ready-to-Eat Meat and Poultry Products Containing Recalled Onions

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