ProSource Produce LLC Voluntarily Recalls Onions Shipped from Mexico
ProSource Produce LLC is voluntarily recalling whole raw red, yellow and white onions shipped between July 1 and Aug. 31, from Chihuahua, Mexico, because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent Oct. 21.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Richard Stith, chief, public health division, DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has recalled or withdrawn products in its inventory, they are immediately removed from store shelves.
The following brands are affected by this recall:
- Sysco Imperial
- Big Bull
- Peak Fresh Produce
- Rio Blue
- Rip Valley
- Markon First Crop
- Markon Essentials Sierra Madre
The recalled products were distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as Ontario and Quebec in Canada.
The onions were distributed to wholesalers, broadline foodservice customers, and retail stores in 50-pound, 25-pound, 10-pound, 5-pound, 3-pound, and pound mesh sacks; and 50-pound, 40-pound, 25-pound, 10-pound and 5-pound cartons.
No fresh onions that originated in Chihuahua have been shipped by the company since the end of August 2021.
Salmonella can be potentially life-threatening, especially to infants, older people, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. It can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella’s most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Salmonella’s symptoms usually develop between eight to 72 hours after consumption of the contaminated food and last about four to seven days.
Customers should return this product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.
While investigations into various potential sources of Salmonella remain ongoing, to date no onions marketed through ProSource have tested positive for Salmonella.
Consumers with questions may contact the company by phone at (208) 928-4959, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT.