“Do not eat, serve, or sell Thomson International, Inc. onions, or foods made with them,” the CDC warns. “Types of onions include red, white, yellow and sweet yellow varieties. Other companies have also issued food recalls, such as chicken salads, made with the recalled onions. “The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement Friday that Thomson would recall all varieties of onions that may have come in contact with potentially contaminated red onions due to the risk of cross contamination.
Major grocery chains, including Walmart, Kroger,and Publix cautioned consumers against consuming prepared foods that may contain the recalled onions.
Giant Eagle’s recall also affects all loose and bagged red, yellow and white onions sold in its produce departments since June 6, according to a notice issued by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
People infected with salmonella can develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps within hours or even days after being exposed to the bacteria. Children and adults 65 and older are more likely to become seriously ill, according to the CDC.
If you suspect you have symptoms of a salmonella infection, the CDC recommends that you take the following steps:
- Talk to your healthcare professional.
- Write down what you ate the week before you got sick.
- Report your illness to your local health department.
- The health department will likely call you for an interview to ask questions about the foods you ate the week before your illness.
- Help public health investigators by answering their questions when they contact you.