Food recall warning

Whole raw onions (red, yellow, and white) exported by Prosource Produce LLC, produce of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico recalled due to Salmonella

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Summary

Product
Whole raw onions (red, yellow, and white)
Issue
Food » Microbial Contamination » Salmonella
What to do

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

Audience
Retail

Affected products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes Additional information
  • Big Bull
  • Peak Fresh Produce
  • Sierra Madre Produce
  • RioBlue
  • ProSource
  • Rio Valley
  • Imperial Fresh
  • Red onions
  • Yellow onions
  • White onions
  • Mesh sacks:
    • 50 lb
    • 25 lb
    • 10 lb
    • 5 lb
    • 3 lb
    • 2 lb
  • Cartons:
    • 50 lb
    • 40 lb
    • 25 lb
    • 10 lb
    • 5 lb
Variable All products imported between July 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021. Produce of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico

Issue

Industry is recalling whole raw onions (red, yellow, and white) exported by Prosource Produce LLC of Hailey, Idaho, produce of the state of Chihuahua, 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 products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec 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 as described below. 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 a recall in another country.

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

What is being done

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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: 2021-11-04
Alert / recall type
Food recall warning
Category
Food » Fruits and vegetables » Fresh
Companies

C.O.D. Fresh Inc., Canadawide Fruits Inc., Groenewegen & Sons Produce Sales Ltd., National Produce Marketing, Sysco Canada Inc.

Published by
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Audience
Retail
Recall class
Class 1
Identification number
RA-63545
Media and public inquiries
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