November 28, 2021

Green Giant Fresh Onion Recall For Possible Salmonella Updated

The Green Giant Fresh onion voluntary recall for possible Salmonella contamination that was issued on October 26, 2021 has been updated because another distribution location was identified. The onions were distributed to a UNFI retail distribution center in Champaign, Illinois, as well as to distribution centers in Hopkins, Minnesota; Bismarck, North Dakota; and Fargo, North Dakota. The onions were imported from Mexico. This recall does not affect any other Green Giant Fresh products or any Green Giant canned or frozen vegetable items. The recalling company is Potandon Produce LLC of Idaho Falls, Idaho. An onion packer told the company that it had supplied Potandon Produce with onions recalled by Keeler Family Farms in association with a Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak that has … [Read more...]

Now 892 Sick in the Salmonella Onion Outbreak; 183 Hospitalized

There are now 892 sick in Salmonella onion outbreak that is linked to red, white, and yellow onions imported from Mexico as of November 12, 2021. One hundred eighty three people have been hospitalized. That is an increase of 84 new cases, one new state (Hawaii), and 26 new hospitalizations since the last update on October 29, 2021. The patient case count by state is: Alabama (5), Arkansas (17), California (14), Colorado (3), Connecticut (5), Florida (43), Georgia (2), Hawaii (1), Illinois (48), Indiana (1), Iowa (4), Kansas (17), Kentucky (9), Louisiana (8), Maryland (63), Massachusetts (13), Michigan (10), Minnesota (25), Mississippi (3), Missouri (51), Nebraska (9), New Jersey (5), New Mexico (11), New York (20), North Carolina (23), North Dakota (4), Ohio (8), Oklahoma (114), … [Read more...]

Alsum Farms Onions Are Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Alsum Farms onions are recalled for possible Salmonella contamination, according to an FDA notice. The fresh yellow, white, and red onions were delivered to retailers in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Pennsylvania between July 13, 2021 and August 18, 2021. The onions were imported from Chihuahua, Mexico by Keeler Family Farms. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with onions marketed through Keeler Family Farms. Alsum Farms & Produce is located in Friesland, Wisconsin. You can see all of the secondary onion recalls in association with a multistate Salmonella outbreak here. The recalled Alsum Farms onions are packaged in several different ways. The fresh whole yellow onions are packaged in 3 pound bags with lot codes 049008, 099008, 109008, 119008, … [Read more...]

Mystery Listeria Outbreak Ends; Three Other Outbreaks Still Active

The mystery Listeria outbreak has ended, and three other outbreaks on the FDA Core Outbreak Investigation Table are still active, according to the FDA. The three active outbreak investigations include the Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak linked to onions imported from Mexico; the Salmonella Thompson outbreak linked to Northeast Seafood in Colorado; and the acute non-viral hepatitis outbreak linked to Real Water Alkaline Bottled Water. The Listeria monocytogenes outbreak sickened 20 people, which is large for an outbreak caused by that pathogen. We do not know which states the patients live in, how many are sick in each state, illness onset dates, whether or not anyone was hospitalized, or patient age ranges. The FDA did initiate traceback, they conducted on-side inspections, and … [Read more...]

More Salmonella Onions Recalled in Canada For Possible Contamination

More onions are being recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. This recall was triggered by the huge Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak linked to onions in the United States that has sickened more than 800 people in 37 states. No illnesses are reported in Canada in connection with these recalled items. The onions were imported from Mexico by ProSource Produce and Keeler Family Farms. The recalled items include Dorsey yellow onions, sold in 10 pound mesh sacks with UPC number 0 33383 60004 8. All products sold between July 7, 2021 and October 28, 2021 are recalled. Also recalled is MVP yellow onions in 50 pound bags, with no UPC number, and codes 197, 208, and 221. Pier-C white onions, in 2 pound bags, with UPC number 0 33383 60051 2 are recalled. The codes for that … [Read more...]

Onion Salmonella Recalls Begin in Association With Outbreak

Onion Salmonella recalls, including secondary recalls, have started in association with a huge outbreak that has sickened at least 808 people in 37 states and Puerto Rico. The onions were imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico. It's important to understand that if you aren't sure whether or not onions you have in your home are part of this recall, you should throw them away anyway. The cost of replacing onions is minimal compared to the cost of a Salmonella infection. The recalls started on October 21, 2021 and continue to this day. The onions have a shelf life of three months if properly stored, so are most likely not available for sale any more. But some may be frozen in consumers' home freezers. Freezing does not destroy Salmonella bacteria. On October 21, 2021, … [Read more...]

Pier-C Produce White Onions Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Pier-C Produce White Onions, packaged in 2 pound bags, is being voluntarily recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. The onions are a product of Mexico. and were supplied by Keeler Family farms. This recall does not affect any other items in the Pier-C Produce product catalogue. And no illnesses have been reported to the company in connection with this problem. The recalling firm is Pier-C Produce of Leamington, Ontario, Canada. The recalled product was delivered to a single retailer, which was not named, in the state of Florida between August 17, 2021 and August 23, 2021. And the onions were delivered to a single wholesaler, who was not named, between August 9, 2021 and August 24, 2021. The onions are packaged in 2 pound mesh bags and are labeled Product of Mexico. The … [Read more...]

Keeler Family Farms Salmonella Onions Retail List Released

The FDA has published the Keeler Family Farms Salmonella onions retail distribution list, associated with the huge multistate Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak that has sickened at least 808 people in 37 states. The list is very short, as opposed to the retail distribution list for ProSource Produce onions, which was released a few days ago. The retail distribution list for Keeler Family Farm Salmonella onions is for HelloFresh meal delivery services, and Gordon Food Service stores, located in several towns in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The recall notice states that the onions from Keeler Family Farms were distributed to wholesales, retail stores, and restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The onions were imported into the United States from Chihuahua, Mexico this … [Read more...]

What Establishments Received Salmonella Onions? FDA Has a List

What establishments received Salmonella onions linked to a huge multistate outbreak? The FDA has released a list of establishments that may have received onions that have been recalled by ProSource Produce LLC (ProSource Inc.). This list represents the "best information" currently available to the FDA, but it may not include all of the establishments that received the onions, and may include establishments that did not receive the onions. Consumers must use product specific information in addition to this list to see if they purchased the recalled red, white, and yellow onions. Look carefully at this list to see if you patronize any of the stores. The stores on the list are in these states: Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and … [Read more...]

Now 808 Sick in the Onion Salmonella Outbreak; 157 Hospitalized

There are now 808 sick in the onion Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak, with 157 hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The patients live in 37 states and Puerto Rico. This is an increase of 156 new patients and 28 new hospitalizations since the last update one week ago. The patient case count by state is: Alabama (3), Arkansas (15), California (12), Colorado (1), Connecticut (5), Florida (39), Georgia (2), Illinois (47), Indiana (1), Iowa (3), Kansas (16), Kentucky (9), Louisiana (7), Maryland (60), Massachusetts (13), Michigan (10), Minnesota (25), Mississippi (2), Missouri (41), Nebraska (9), New Jersey (5), New Mexico (10), New York (19), North Carolina (16), North Dakota (4), Ohio (8), Oklahoma (107), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (8), Puerto … [Read more...]

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