A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened 400 people has been traced back to red onions.
Although red onions are considered "the likely source", OHA said that Thomson has agreed to recall all onions that could have been cross-contaminated with the bacteria.
"Sysco is recalling red onions imported from the US from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination".
Consumers, restaurants, and retailers who can not tell if their onions came from Thomson International Inc or any food dish contains them should not eat, sell, or serve them and, instead, throw them out.
The area where the onions were stored should also be washed and sanitized.
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"Check the package or look for a sticker on an onion to see if it is from Thomson International, Inc". Throw them away. If you made any foods with onions and you don't know where they are from, do not eat them.
The Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other state and local officials are tracking the outbreak of salmonella newport which has been tied to red, white, yellow, and sweet onions from Thomson International, a supplier headquartered in Bakersfield, California. The illness usually lasts four to seven days. Younger youngsters, pregnant ladies, the aged and folks with weakened immune methods might contract severe and generally lethal infections.
An "abnormally high" number of salmonella cases have been reported in Whatcom County since the start of July, according to a report from the Whatcom County Health Department.
An investigation by the CDC is still ongoing.
According to an agency release, there have been 55 additional cases of the bacterial infection in Canada since the outbreak was first announced, for a total of 114 cases across five provinces between mid-June and mid-July. No deaths have been reported.