FDA Expands Onion Recall Linked to Salmonella Outbreak


  • The FDA expanded its recall of onions, adding more products to a list linked to a salmonella outbreak.
  • The recalls announced Monday include onions from Alsum Farms & Produce, Inc.
  • As of Tuesday, the salmonella outbreak had caused at least 183 hospitalizations in 38 states.

A few days before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded its recall of onions, adding more products to a list linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 892 people.

The recalls announced Monday include onions from Alsum Farms & Produce, Inc. that were delivered to select retailers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Pennsylvania, as well as some onions supplied by Keeler Family Farms and sold as Green Giant Fresh onions in Illinois.

FDA expanded recall of onions

FDA expanded recall of onions linked to salmonella outbreak. Photo: Twitter

The recall does not affect any Green Giant canned or frozen vegetable products. While the salmonella outbreak was first reported in mid-September, the FDA didn’t link the growing outbreak to onions until October, USA Today reported.

As of Tuesday, the salmonella outbreak had caused at least 183 hospitalizations in 38 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported. The US agency says the investigation is still active.

“If you can’t tell where the onions are from, don’t buy or eat them.”

FDA expanded recall
FDA expanded recall of onions linked to salmonella outbreak. Photo: Shutterstock

The authorities asked consumers to be especially careful, considering that onion is an ingredient in many foods of Thanksgiving. “If you can’t tell where the onions are from, don’t buy or eat them,” says the CDC. “Wash surfaces and containers that these onions may have touched with hot soapy water or in a dishwasher.”

All of the affected onions were imported from Mexico between July 1 and August 31 and supplied by ProSource Produce LLC and Keeler Family Farms, according to the CDC. The onions have been distributed to wholesalers, restaurants and retail stores.

All the contaminated onions were imported from Chihuahua

FDA expanded recall
FDA expanded recall of onions linked to salmonella outbreak. Photo: Twitter

The CDC reported that all of the contaminated onions were imported from Chihuahua, Mexico. The FDA recall currently includes: Some Keeler Family Farms onions (red, yellow and white) distributed in 25 pound and 50 pound mesh bags marked MVP.

Also included in the recall are some raw red, yellow and white onions from ProSource Produce LLC distributed in mesh bags and boxes of various sizes under a variety of brands including Big Bull, Peak Fresh Produce, Sierra Madre, Markon First Crop., Markon Essentials, Rio Blue, ProSource, Rio Valley, and Sysco Imperial.

Brands included in the recall

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FDA expanded recall of onions linked to salmonella outbreak. Photo: Shutterstock

Also received onions in food kits from EveryPlate and HelloFresh from July 7 to September 8. Some Green Giant Fresh whole yellow onions in 2-pound bags, 3-pound bags, and 5-pound bags; whole white onions in 2-pound bags; and whole red onions in 2 pound bags from ProSource Produce with UPC codes 60580600120-8, 60580600123-9, 60580600170-3, 60580600218-2 and 60580600248-9.

Some Pier-C produce whole 2-pound white onions from Keeler Family Farms under UPC code 03338360051-2. Some fresh whole yellow onions from Alsum Farms & Produce, Inc. in 3-pound bags, 5-pound bags, and 50-pound boxes; fresh whole white onions in 2-pound bags; and fresh whole red onions in 2 pound bags from Keeler Family Farms.

Costco issues popular drink recall after dangerous find

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Recall of salami distributed throughout the US due to salmonella risk. Photo: Shutterstock

Do not consume it! The Costco chain is warning customers who bought a certain mix of the popular Kool-Aid drink that a few batches of the product have been recalled out of concern that they may contain small fragments of metal or glass, which pose a risk. to health.

The retailer issued an alert from Kraft Heinz, the company that makes Kool-Aid, explaining that the manufacturer and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recalled Kool-Aid Tropical. Punch Mix, 82.5 ounces, with “best before” dates of August 31 and September 1, “due to the possible presence of foreign materials, specifically, very small pieces of metal or glass,” according to the message obtained by Nextar Media Wire.

Costco released warning about famous drink and issued recall

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FDA expanded recall of onions linked to salmonella outbreak. Photo: Twitter

The aforementioned media, also quoted by Fox Business on Monday night, pointed out that “these materials may have been accidentally introduced into the product during the manufacturing process,” for which Costco ordered the recall as a preventive safety measure for all consumers. .

Stater Bros, a Southern California grocery chain, is also recalling the Kool-Aid Tropical Punch, which they sold in an 8-quart container, the KXAN report detailed. “The company discovered the problem during an internal review at the manufacturing plant,” said Stater Bros. “There have been no consumer complaints and no reports of illness or injury related to this problem to date.”

Not only did Costco order the drink recall

Costco recall

The company Kraft Heinz, which makes Kool-Aid products, said customers can find the expiration date on the bottom of the container of the drink mix that Costco has already issued the recall on, KXAN also noted on Monday. November 15.

People who purchased the recalled batches of that specific Kool-Aid drink mix can return them for a full refund, and anyone with questions about the recall can call Kraft Heinz at (855) 713-9237, they said. Fox Business, Penn Live and ABC 7 Chicago.

They also recall bars of salami distributed throughout the US

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FDA expanded recall of onions linked to salmonella outbreak. Photo: Shutterstock

Euro Foods Inc. has ordered the recall of nearly 120,000 pounds of salami bar products that may be contaminated with salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service confirmed Wednesday.

The salami sticks included in the recall were shipped to retail stores across the country and exported to Bermuda, according to the recall notice. Product contamination could be associated with the salmonella outbreak that occurred between September 18 and October 18 in 10 states.

Recall of salami bars distributed throughout the US

Recall of salami distributed throughout the US due to salmonella risk. Photo: Twitter

In late October, the agency had issued a public health alert regarding certain products from Euro Foods based in Freeland, Pennsylvania, but failed to issue a recall at the time, believing that the affected products were no longer circulating, it reported. Boston 25 News.

However, the agency determined that potentially contaminated products were in fact still being sold, and confirmed that one product available at a retail store and two samples of Citterio salami sticks previously collected by the California Department of Public Health tested positive for the salmonella bacteria.

A salmonella outbreak in 10 states has sickened at least 31 people

FDA expanded recall of onions linked to salmonella outbreak. Photo: Twitter

Wednesday’s official recall is limited to 2-ounce packages of Citterio “Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks ALL NATURAL” with an expiration date of January 23, 2022, located next to the barcode. Affected products also carry the establishment number “4010,” which is found within the USDA mark of inspection.

FSIS has been working in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state public health partners, to investigate a salmonella outbreak in 10 states that has sickened at least 31 people to date, it reported. Boston 25 News. Read more here.

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