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The food recall warning issued on October 21, 2021 for whole raw onions (red, yellow, and white) has been updated to include additional product information.

The original recall included nine brand names of raw onions sold to wholesalers,retailers and restaurants in Ontario and Quebec. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Gwillimdale Farms is recalling Gwillimdale Farms brand Onions, Product of Mexico from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below or foods containing these raw onions. Retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes should not serve, use, or sell the recalled products described in either recall notice.


Produce may look like an Ontario product, but the address on the label may only be the importer. onionlabelbackWhile much is still grown in the Holland Marsh/Bradford area, as this area has become more valuable for development, it is the home to more produce importing companies. 

Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased. If you bought the onions loose or are unsure of the identity of the onions in your possession, check with your place of purchase.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

source: media release, CFIA



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