What’s the Problem?
A traceback investigation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has identified Thomson International, Inc. of Bakersfield, California, as a likely source of potentially contaminated red onions. The company is recalling all varieties of its onions, including red, white, yellow and sweet onions, due to the risk of potential cross contamination.
As of July 31, 2020, at least 396 cases of salmonella Newport, including 59 hospitalizations, have been linked to red onions from Thompson International. States with cases include:
Arkansas (6), Arizona (14), California (49), Colorado (10), Florida (3), Idaho (5), Illinois (10), Indiana (2), Iowa (15), Kansas (1), Kentucky (1), Maine (4), Maryland (1), Missouri (23), Minnesota (10), Missouri (6), Montana (33), Nebraska (5), Nevada (5), New York (4), North Carolina (3), North Dakota (5), Ohio (7), Oregon (71), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (1), South Dakota (11), Tennessee (5), Texas (1), Utah (61), Virginia (4), Washington (2), Wisconsin (5), Wyoming (11).
Signs and symptoms of salmonella infection include:
- Abdominal cramps
More severe illnesses may cause symptoms including:
- High fever
- Blood in the urine or stool
If you purchased any onions that are affected by this recall, you should not eat them, and either discard them or return them to the point of purchase for a refund. “If you cannot tell if your onion is from Thomson International Inc., or your food product contains such onions, you should not eat, sell, or serve it, and should throw it out,” FDA said.
This recall began on July 31, 2020.
Do I Have a Red Onions Salmonella Recall Class Action Lawsuit ?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Red Onions Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella infection cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one had symptoms of food poisoning after eating recalled onions, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.