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Various products, including salads sold in some Walmart, Kroger and H-E-B stores in five states, are included in a new public health notice because they contain recalled onions.

The Department of Agriculture’s food safety and inspection service issued the alert Wednesday evening for ready-made meat and poultry products containing “onions that were remembered by Thomson International Inc. because of fears that the products could be contaminated. with Salmonella Newport. “

Thomson International of Bakersfield, California on Saturday recalled all the sweet red, white, yellow, and yellow onions shipped May 1 to today out of concern that they may be affected, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

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The onion recall came after health officials announced they were investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to red onions, which caused nearly 400 reported cases in 34 states this month.

However, while red onions potentially contaminated with salmonella were being shipped to supermarkets and restaurants in all 50 states and Canada, the new health notice products “were being shipped to stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.”

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“FSIS is issuing this public health notice with the utmost caution to ensure that consumers are aware that these products, which carry the USDA check mark, should not be consumed,” USDA said in a statement. “As more information becomes available, FSIS will update this public health notice.”

The products have the factory number “P-34733” or “34733” inside the USDA control mark or printed on the container. See product labels on the USDA page.

Ready-made meat and poultry products were produced by Taylor Farms on July 30 and 31. Affected products include:

  • Sealed plastic container of 7.25 ounces labeled as “Sausage Breakfast Scramble Bowl” with lot codes TFD212AU8 and TFD213AU8 and with a better one if used by 08/06/2020 or 08/07/2020.
  • 6.2 oz sealed plastic container labeled “Taylor Farms Cheddar Cheese and Chicken Salad Snack Tray” for use by 08/06/20 or 08/07/20 and lot number TFD212AU7 and TFD213AU7.
  • 41.35 ounce plastic bags containing “Chicken Salad” for use by 08/04/20 or 08/05/20 and batch codes TFD212AU8 and TFD213AU8.
  • Sealed 10 oz plastic container labeled “Chicken Salad Deli Snack” with lot codes TFD212AU3 and TFD213AU3 with expiration date 08/06/2020 or 08/07/2020.
  • 7.75oz sealed plastic container labeled as “H.E.B. Shake Rattle Bowl SOUTH-EAST SALAD with CHICKEN “and excellent if used by the date of” 10/2020 August and batch code TFD213AU20. “
  • Sealed plastic container of 17.25 ounces labeled “SOUTHWEST STYLE SALAD of Marketside with CHICKEN” with a better if used by the date of “08/11/20 or 08/12/2020 and lot codes TFD212AU26 or TFD213AU26 “.

According to the health alert, there were no “confirmed reports of disease due to the consumption of products regulated by FSIS and containing these onions”.

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the FDA is investigating a multi-state outbreak of newport salmonella infections likely related to onions. But so far, the FDA has found that no specific sources of contamination have been identified, it is also investigating other potential sources of contamination, the agency says.

Those who get salmonella often develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps from six hours to six days after exposure, the CDC says. People with more severe cases may have high fever, pain, headache, lethargy, rash and blood in the urine or stool. The disease can be fatal; salmonella causes about 420 deaths per year in the United States, according to the CDC.

“FSIS is concerned that some products may be found in consumers’ refrigerators,” said the health notice. ‚ÄúConsumers who have purchased these products are asked not to consume them. These products must be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. “

For information, consumers can call Thomson International at 661-845-1111.

Contribution: Mike Snider, USA TODAY

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