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Written by Geneviève Beaudoin
July 31, 2020

UPDATE : Salmonella outbreak linked to onions imported from the U.S.

UPDATE AUGUST 10: The Public Health Agency of Canada has announced that all onions from the distribution company Thomson International should not be consumed.

All onions imported from the U.S. and distributed by the company may cause salmonellosis, according to the agency.


Public Health has issued a public health advisory due to an outbreak of Salmonella linked to red onions imported from the United States.

We wish to advise you that we are not affected by this recall.

We are very concerned about food safety in order to ensure that the product we deliver to you complies with regulations and is safe for your health. We would like to assure you that we work with suppliers and producers who are also very conscientious about food safety.

Here is the link to learn more about the ongoing investigation by the CDC


The Public Health Agency of Canada advises people in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario not to eat red onions imported into Canada from the United States, including food products containing raw red onions imported from the United States. It also advises retailers and restaurants in these provinces not to use, sell, or serve red onions imported from the United States. Red onions grown in Canada are not affected by this advisory.

Public Health Agency of Canada

We can assure you that we are constantly working to ensure that you receive the highest quality products. We will keep you informed of developments in the coming days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your representative.

Hector Larivée’s team