The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled a number of onion products due to possible salmonella contamination. (Photo courtesy of CFIA)

Onion products recalled due to possible salmonella

Food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause sickness

By Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut’s Department of Health is warning consumers about a recent food recall on onions due to a possible salmonella contamination.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued the recall on July 30 following a salmonella outbreak that appeared to be linked to red onions imported from the United States.

Food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause sickness.

Short-term symptoms can include fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Young children, pregnant women, elders and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

The following recalled onion products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased:

  • Freshpoint Foodservice – jumbo yellow onions
  • Freshpoint Foodservice – red onions
  • Imperial Fresh – yellow, red, white and sweet yellow onions
  • Onions 52 – yellow, red, white and sweet yellow onions
  • Tender Loving Care – yellow, red, white and sweet yellow onions
  • Thomson International, Thomson International Premium, Thomson Premium – yellow, red, white and sweet yellow onions

 

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