2020 Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Red Onions

Lawyers on the Pritzker Hageman food poisoning legal team are currently signing up clients for the salmonella lawsuit related to this Salmonella outbreak.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the FDA have linked this outbreak to red onions produced by Thomson International of Bakersfield, CA and distributed by Sysco in the United States.

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This Salmonella outbreak has sickened at least 869 people in the United States and Red Onion Salmonella Outbreakat least 116  people in 47 states have been hospitalized as of August 18th, with many more likely still unidentified. 339 people in Canada have also been sickened in this outbreak. Because of the way onions are harvested and transported, white onions, yellow onions and sweet onions produced by Thomson might also be affected.

Thomson onions are used for re-packaged retail sales and are sold under many different names by different retailers, Including Walmart, Costco, Kroger, ALDI, Food Lion and many other grocery and convince stores (a list of known recalled onion UPC codes and stores can be found here). In many cases the onions will not have “Thomson” on the label. These onions were also sold and used in commercial settings such as restaurants, hotels, hospitals and nursing homes as well as in “ready-to-eat” prepared foods in grocery stores and convenience stores. These foods include sandwiches, wraps, salads, salsa and dips. A recall for all Thomson onions was announced by the company on August 1st.

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As of August 18, 2020 869 people had tested positive for the strain of Salmonella Newport linked to this outbreak. While people in 47 states have been identified as sickened in this outbreak, these onions were shipped to all 50 states and the recall is for all potentially affected onion nationwide.

Red Onions Salmonella Outbreak Map 8-18-2020
Onion Salmonella Outbreak – 869 Total Known Cases (August 18, 2020)

The onions were distributed in 5 lbs. carton. 10 lbs. carton. 25 lbs. carton. 40 lbs. carton, 50 lbs. carton. bulk, 2 lb. mesh sacks, and 3 lb. mesh sacks, 5 lb. mesh sacks, 10 lb. mesh sacks 25 lbs. mesh sacks, 50 lbs. mesh sacks could have been repackaged by grocery stores into their own branded bags or sold loose in bins. The onions were also sold under the brand names: Thomson Premium, TLC Thomson International, Tender Loving Care, El Competitor, Hartley’s Best, Onions 52, Majestic, Imperial Fresh, Kroger, Utah Onions and Food Lion. A list of known retail recalls is here.

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