Third brand of onions recalled over possible Salmonella contamination

Oct 28 2021, 2:34 pm

Health Canada has issued a recall for a third brand of onions from Mexico due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recall for Goodfood brand Medium Yellow Onions was issued on October 27.

It was triggered by a recall in the US, which led to an investigation by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The yellow onions were sold in two-pound bags in several provinces, including Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. They may have been distributed nationally, Health Canada said.

The recalled vegetables should not be consumed. The federal health authority advises throwing the onions away or returning them to the store where they were purchased.

If you think you have became sick from eating a recalled onion, call a doctor.

Health Canada

Health Canada warns that food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

Short-term symptoms in healthy people can include fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, cramps, and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

To date, there have not been any reported illnesses in Canada associated with this brand of recalled onions.

Zoe DemarcoZoe Demarco

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