Canada – Updated Food Recall Warning – Thomson International Inc. Imported Krown brand red and yellow onions from the United States recalled due to Salmonella


Recall Details

Ottawa, August 12, 2020 – The food recall warning issued on August 7, 2020 has been updated to include additional product and distribution information. This additional information was obtained during the food safety investigation conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Krown Produce Inc. is recalling Krown brand red onions and yellow onions , produced in Bakersfield, California, United States by Thomson International Inc. , due to the possible presence of Salmonella bacteria . The affected products described below or foods containing these raw onions should not be consumed. Retailers, distributors, manufacturers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes should not serve, use or sell the affected products described below.

These products could also have been purchased online or at various restaurants. They may also have been sold in bulk or in small, labeled or unlabeled packages; the brand and name of the products may differ from those listed below. The CFIA will continue to investigate other possible importers, which may lead to further recalls.

The following products were sold according to the table below.

Ongoing investigation

See the complete list of products recalled as part of the ongoing investigation.

Products affected by the recall

Mark Product Format CUP Codes Additional Information
Krown ”  Red Onion  “ 4.54 kg / 10 lb No All units sold until August 5, 2020 inclusively
  • Frontier Foods, 311 Center St., Frontier, SK
  • Pip’s Country Store, 4806 Selkirk Ave., Edgewater, BC
  • Northern, 2 Inuit St. ( Box 281), Kugluktuk, NU
  • Northern, Mackenzie Dr. ( Box 143), Tulita, NT
  • Northern, 807 Tetlit Gwich’In Rd. ( Box 60), Fort McPherson, NT
  • Edgewood General Store, Box 16, Edgewood, BC
  • Northern, Box 158, Ulukhaktok, NT
  • Northern, 991 Mistassiniy Rd. ( Box 90), Wabasca, AB
  • Northern, 41 Breynat St. ( Box 47), Fort Smith, NT
  • Whitemud Grocer, 220 Center St., Val Marie, SK
  • Rock Creek General Store, 4105 Hwy. 3, Rock Creek, BC
  • Hidden Valley Foods, 108 Maple Ave. S, Eastend, SK
  • Slocan Village Market, 519 Harold St., Slocan, BC
  • Balfour Superette, 7824 Hwy. 3A, Balfour, BC
  • The Sea Store, 9226 Kokanee Rd., Vernon, BC
  • Cut Knife Family Foods, 112 Broad St. S ( Box 487), Cut Knife, SK
  • J & D Meat & Groceries, 435 Elliot St., Quesnel, BC
  • PGI Market On 5 th , 2900 5 th Ave., Prince George, BC
  • Clarke’s General Store, 5750 Horsefly Rd., Horsefly, BC
  • J & S Confectionery, 4714 Herald St., Macklin, SK
  • Kinuso AG Foods, 225 Center St. ( PO Box 390), Kinuso, AB
  • Northern, 2 Town Sq. (Box 9000), Norman Wells, NT
  • Northern, Box 260, Tuktoyaktuk, NT
  • Little Kingdom, 11284 Westside Rd., Vernon, BC
  • Blind Bay Country Market, Golf Course Dr., Blind Bay, BC
  • EM Grocers, PO Box 130, Denzil, SK
  • Lakeview Store, 14729 Hwy 3A, Gray Creek, BC
  • 70 Mile General Store, 1556 Cariboo Hwy. (PO Box 129), 70 Mile House, BC
Krown ”  Yellow Onion  “ 4.54 kg / 10 lb No All units sold until August 5, 2020 inclusively
  • Loon Lake Fine Foods, PO Box 189, Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, Loon Lake, SK
  • Lac La Hache Food Mart, Box 100, Lac La Hache, BC
  • Clinton Budget Foods, 1429 Cariboo Hwy. , Clinton, BC
  • The Store, 5 Main St. ( Box 68), Acadia Valley, AB
  • Balfour Superette, 7824 Hwy. 3A, Balfour, BC
  • J & D Meat & Groceries, 435 Elliot St., Quesnel, BC
  • Clarke’s General Store, 5750 Horsefly Rd., Horsefly, BC
  • Buffalo River Mini Mart, Chief Pierre Nezaroche St., Dillon, SK

What has to be done

If you think you have become ill after consuming a recalled product, contact your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled products at home or in your establishment. Recalled products should be discarded or returned to the establishment where they were purchased. If you are in doubt about the variety of onions you have in your possession, check with the establishment where you purchased them.

Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not necessarily look or smell spoiled, but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems can get serious and sometimes fatal infections. In healthy people, salmonellosis can present with short-lived symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Salmonellosis can cause long-term complications, including a severe form of arthritis.


This recall is the result of the CFIA’s investigation of a foodborne illness outbreak, which was followed by a recall in the United States by Thomson International Inc. , based in Bakersfield. , in California. The CFIA is currently conducting a food safety investigation which may result in the recall of other products. Any further high-risk product recalls will be reported to the public through an updated food recall warning.

The CFIA is ensuring that industry withdraws the recalled products from the market.


The Public Health Agency of Canada is currently investigating an outbreak of the disease in humans. Please see the Public Health Notice for more information on the ongoing outbreak investigation.

Product Pictures

Printable version of photos

  • Krown - "Red Onion" - 4.54 kg / 10 lb (box)
  • Krown - "Red Onion" - 4.54 kg / 10 lb (label)

Public and media inquiries

Public inquiries
Toll Free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and United States)
Phone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: cfia.enquiries-demandederalité
General media inquiries
Telephone: 613-773-6600

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