Freshpoint Foodservice Red & Jumbo Onion Recall [Canada]


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Feshpoint Foodservice Red and Jumbo Onion Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Freshpoint Foodservice, a Vancouver, British Columbia establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Feshpoint Foodservice branded Red and Jumbo Yellow Onions grown by Thomson International of Bakersfield, California from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Salmonella Newport contamination and consequential risk of Gram-negative bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

CFIA: http://ht.ly/WSJd30r378T

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2020/73647r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Red and Jumbo Onions are subject to this recall:

  • Freshpoint Foodservice branded Onion – Jumbo Yellow, sold in 5 pound / 2.27 kilogram bags with batch/lot codes ranging from 345 122 to 345 214; affected dates: all products sold from May 1, 2020 up to and including August 1, 2020 with a product code of 246010
  • Freshpoint Foodservice branded Onion – Red, sold in 5 pound / 2.27 kilogram bags with batch/lot codes ranging from 345 122 to 345 214; affected dates: all products sold from May 1, 2020 up to and including August 1, 2020 with a product code of 246154

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Onions can be found on the Web site above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CFIA, Freshpoint Foodservice has recalled certain batch/lots of Freshpoint Foodservice Red and Jumbo Onions grown by Thomson International of Bakersfield, California from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Salmonella Newport contamination and consequential risk of Gram-negative bacterial infection.

You should not consume the recalled Onions described above ror 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 identified above.

The recalled Onions may also have been purchased on-line or through various restaurant locations. In addition, they may have been sold in bulk or in smaller packages with or without a label and may not bear the same brand or product names as described above.

==> For information about Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat bacterial poisonings such as Salmonellosis.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Freshpoint Foodservice at 1-604-251-2291 during normal business hours Pacific Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please complete the following Web-based enquiry form from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, available here: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/report-a-concern/contact-us/eng/1390269985112/1390346078752.

You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or 1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time. If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at 1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at cfia.media.acia@canada.ca.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Onions, please search for “onion” or more generically, “vegetables” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Salmonella contamination, please search for “Salmonella” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Freshpoint Foodservice, please search for “Freshpoint” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Thomson International, please search for “Thomson” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: not listed for this notification
Recalls Direct RIN: 13342-2020
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