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Salmonella concerns lead to expanded onion recall at Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and other retailers

An onion recall issued at the beginning of August has now been expanded to nearly all 50 states. Initially the recall only focused on red onions from a single supplier in California. However, the recall now includes red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions. The onions were distributed across the United States and Canada, and so far have resulted in almost 650 illnesses with 85 of those individuals having to be hospitalized.

Since this recall is simply an expansion of a previous recall, the announcement covers only “conventional red onions” sold in Utah Trader Joe’s stores and “conventional yellow onions” sold in Ralph’s stores in California. The red onions can be identified with a PLU sticker that reads “Pacific Gold”. No PLU sticker information has been provided for the yellow onions.

The Centers for Disease (CDC) knows the types of onions, place of purchase, and their origination can vary greatly. So they’re warning consumers that, “If you don't know where your onions are from, don't eat, serve, or sell them or any food prepared with them…” Below is a complete list, as of August 13th, for the recalled onions.

To read Thrillist’s full story on the expanded recall, click here:


Recalled Onions (as of August 13th):

-Pacific Gold red onions sold at Trader Joe's in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah

-Yellow onions sold at Ralph's in California

-Taylor Farms Macaroni Salad (9.9-ounce container) sold at Kroger

-Taylor Farms Rotini Pasta Salad (10-ounce container) sold at Kroger

-Taylor Farms Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich sold at Kroger

-Marketside Driced Yellow Onion sold at Walmart

-Marketside Diced Mirepoix sold at Walmart

-Marketside Fajita Stir Fry (8-ounce tray) sold at Walmart

-Taylor Farms Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich sold at Walmart

-48 different prepared foods sold at Giant Eagle

-Yellow onions in mesh sacks under the brands Onion 52, Majestic, Hartley Best, Kroger, Thomson Premium, and Food Lion

-Dozens of other onion varieties in mesh sacks, cartons, and bulk

-Saddlin' Up Salsa Hot (15-ounce, best by date of August 16)

-Saddlin' Up Salsa Medium (15-ounce, best by date of September 30 or August 5)

-Saddlin' Up Salsa Mild (15-ounce, best by date of August 11)

-Salsa Verde (15-ounce, best by date of August 26

-Salsa Verde (gallon, best by dates of August 11 or September 28)

-Taylor Farms Sausage Breakfast Scramble Bowl (produced on July 30 and 31)

-Taylor Farms Cheddar Cheese & Chicken Salad Snack Tray (use by dates of August 6 or August 7)

-Taylor Farms Chicken Salad (41.35-ounce bags, use by dates of August 4 and August 5)

-Taylor Farms Chicken Salad Deli Snack (10-ounce container, best by dates of August 6 or August 7)

-Taylor Farms HEB Shake Rattle Bowl Southwest Salad with Chicken (best if used by date of August 10)

-Taylor Farms Marketside Southwest Style Salad with Chicken (17.25-ounce container, use by dates of August 11 and August 12)

-Amana Meat Shop and Smokehouse Ham Water Added in Vinegar Pickle