The ongoing nationwide voluntary recall for red, yellow, and white onions distributed by Thompson International/Taylor Farms has expanded to include products that include them as an ingredient.  Prior to this the recall only affected the product when sold as whole onions. The concern for these onions used as an ingredient match the concern over the whole product:  salmonella.

According to information provided by the Food and Drug Administratoin, they've identified some specific prepared food products that include the Thompson International-distributed onions as an ingredient. At the present, those prepared food products are sold in Walmart and Kroger. A full list of identified products follows below.

It's important to note that as of this writing there have been no known reports of anyone actually getting sick from these onions.  The voluntary recall has been originated out of caution.  However, salmonells isn't something to brush off.  According to the Food and Drug Administration:

"Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis."

Here are the identified food products that are known to contain Thompson International-sourced onions as an ingredient:

Walmart products:

  • Taylor Farms Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich:  6.25 oz, UPC# 030223110095, Lot codes TFD212 & TFD213
  • Marketside Fajita Stir Fry:  8oz tray, UPC #681131093026, Lot code TFD212
  • Marketside Diced Mirepoix: 8oz tray, UPC #681131276511, Lot code TFD212
  • Marketside Diecd Yellow Onion 3/8":  8 oz tray, UPC #681131328739, Lot code TFD212

Kroger products:

  • Taylor Farms Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich: 6.25 oz, UPC# 0322302789, Lot codes TFD212 & TFD213
  • Taylor Farms Rotini Pasta Salad: 10oz container, UPC#030223002789, Lot codes TFS212 & TFS 213
  • Taylor Farms Macaroni Salad: 9.9 oz container, UPC#030223015642, Lot codes TFD212 & TFD 213

For complete details, click here to visit the FDA website.

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