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Thomson International recalls red, yellow, white and sweet yellow onions

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella

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Thomson International of Bakersfield, Calif., is recalling red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions.

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Nearly 400 illnesses have been reported to date including 59 hospitalizations.

The onions were distributed in 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 40 lbs., and 50 lbs. cartons;. bulk, 2 lb., 3 lb., 5 lb., 10 lb., 25 lbs., and 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 and Food Lion.

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections that may be linked to these onions.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products under the above brand names, or who cannot tell if their onions are from Thomson International, should immediately discard them products and disinfect any surfaces that came into contact with the onions.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (661) 845-1111.

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