Red Onion Salmonella Lawsuits Filed Against Thomson International

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    When food safety regulations are not followed, contamination by bacteria such as salmonella and e. coli can become a serious health hazard for consumers. Seemingly minor steps, including handwashing and maintaining separation between raw and cooked food, are crucial to the safety of food products sold in stores, served in restaurants, and prepared at home.
    Long-term effects of food poisoning include: kidney failure, chronic arthritis, brain and nerve damage, and post-infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS.

    Red Onion Salmonella Lawsuits Filed Against Thomson International

                Thomson International, Inc. is facing several red onion Salmonella lawsuits in light of distributing red onions contaminated with Salmonella to all 50 states, Canada, and the District of Columbia. On August 3, 2020, Ron Simon and Associates, the nation’s preeminent salmonella lawsuit lawyers, in partnership with Gomez Trial Attorneys, filed the first national red onion salmonella lawsuit against Thomson International of Bakersfield, California, and grocery store Stater Bros Markets of Riverside Country, California.

    The red onion salmonella lawsuit was filed on behalf of Betty Alderson, who had acute salmonellosis that required 12 days of hospitilization after consuming the red onions from Thomson International that were contaminated with Salmonella. Over the next few days, following the lead of Red Onion Salmonella Lawyer Simon, other lawsuits were filed in both state ad federal courts.

                Currently, 396 cases of salmonellosis in the United States and 114 cases in Canada have been reported and linked to the red onion outbreak, thought eh actual number is believed to be in the thousands.

    Ron Simon, who represents Mrs. Anderson and other victims of the Salmonella outbreak, believes that, “This is likely to be the largest salmonella outbreak of 2020,” as the onions were only recalled on August 1, 2020, but may have been in circulation since May 1, 2020.

    Simon suspects that many more cases will be reported because of the late recall, the vast distribution area, and the incubation period of the bacteria. Thomson International’s recall include red, yellow, white, sweet yellow onions, and products containing onions, sold under brand names Thomson Premium, TLC Thomson International, Tender Loving Care, El Competitor, Hartley’s Best, Onions 52, Majestic, Imperial Fresh, Kroger, Utah Onions and Food Lion in mesh sacks and cartons. Consumers are advised to determine the origin of their onions, dispose of any recalled produce, and sanitize all surfaces that have come in contact with the produce.

    If a consumer cannot tell whether your onions are recalled, the FDA advises consumers to dispose of them out of an abundance of caution.

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