Food recall warning

Dorsey brand, MVP brand, Pier-C brand, and Riga Farms brand Onions, Product of Mexico recalled due to Salmonella

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Summary

Product
Onions, Product of Mexico
Issue
Food - Microbial Contamination - Salmonella
What to do

Do not consume, use, sell or serve the affected products

Affected products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes Additional information
Dorsey Yellow Onions Mesh sacks:
10 lb / 4.54 kg
0 33383 60004 8 None – all products sold between July 7, 2021 and October 28, 2021, inclusively. Product of Mexico
MVP Yellow Onions 50 lb / 22.7 kg None 197
208
221
Product of Mexico
Pier-C White Onions 2 lb / 0.907 kg 0 33383 60051 2 203
209
218
228
Product of Mexico. These onions may have been sold loose.
Pier-C White Onions 25 lb 0 33383 45101 5 214
215
217
221
223
224
228
Product of Mexico. These onions may have been sold loose.
Pier-C Yellow Onions 25 lb 0 33383 45095 7 204
210
Product of Mexico. These onions may have been sold loose.
Pier-C Yellow Onions 40 lb /18.15 kg None 204
208
209
210
Product of Mexico. These onions may have been sold loose.
Riga Farms Yellow Onions 3 lbs / 1.36 kg 0 33383 60002 4 321621
323521
323621
Product is labelled as Product of USA, although the onions are Product of Mexico

Issue

Industry is recalling Dorsey brand, MVP brand, Pier-C brand, and Riga Farms brand Onions, Product of Mexico from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products or foods containing these raw onions. Retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes should not serve, use, or sell the recalled products.

The recalled products have been sold in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

These products may also have been sold in bulk or in smaller packages with or without a label and may not bear the same brand or product names. The CFIA will continue its investigation into other possible importers and additional recalls may follow.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased. If you are unsure of the identity of the onions in your possession, check with your place of purchase.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Additional information

Previous recalls or alerts
Background

This recall was triggered by recalls in another country by Prosource Produce LLC of Hailey, Idaho and by Keeler Family Farms of Deming, NM.

There have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of these products.

This food recall warning was originally published on 2021-10-28.

 

What is being done

The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.

Details
Original published date: 2022-02-09
Alert / recall type
Food recall warning
Category
Food - Fruits and vegetables - Fresh
Companies

Industry

Published by
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Audience
General public
Recall class
Class 1
Identification number
RA-63530
Canadian Food Inspection Agency ID
14655, 14665, 14674
History
Change log
2021-11-08: Updated to include additional distribution information; 2021-10-29: Correctly identified the affected products
Media and public enquiries
Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: information@inspection.gc.ca
Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
Email: cfia.media.acia@inspection.gc.ca