Olam Food Ingredients, of Firebaugh, CA,  is recalling 42,764 pounds of “Onion Powder Premium” because the product may contain Salmonella.

According to the recall posted online by the FDA, the recall was initiated on May 19, 2023, and is ongoing.

The product was distributed in Canada, Arkansas and Illinois.

Recalled product:

  • Onion Powder Premium
  •  44.9 and 50 lb. fiber bags sold as bulk ingredient
  • Lot numbers: 2271957A00, 2234957A04, 2278953A09, 2237953A16

Anyone who purchased the recalled product should immediately dispose of it and not consume it.

About Salmonella infection
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled product and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop severe illnesses and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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