What's the Problem?
This recall was issued after HelloFresh was informed by one of its ingredient suppliers that it is conducting a voluntary recall of its onions due to the potential presence of salmonella bacteria.
If you purchased any onions that are affected by this recall, you should discard them immediately or return them to the point of purchase for a refund.
In addition to discarding any recalled onions, the FDA recommends disinfecting and sanitizing surfaces and containers that may have come in direct contact with these products. "In the event that the onions have been consumed, please note that thoroughly cooking the product to 165ºF/74ºC, as instructed by the recipe, will kill the salmonella bacteria," the FDA said.
Anyone concerned about a potential salmonella infection from recalled onions should contact their healthcare provider immediately or dial 9-1-1. If you would like to learn more about the symptoms associated with food poisoning.
This recall began on August 19, 2020.
How Do Onions Get Contaminated With Salmonella?
Onions can become tainted with salmonella at any point in the food supply chain — while growing in the fields, during processing or distribution, or when they're being prepared in a restaurant or home.
Are Cooked Onions Safe to Eat?
Cooking onions to 150 F will kill any potential salmonella; however, that does not mean you should cook potentially infected onions. It is difficult to determine the exact temperature of cooked onions. Additionally, onions are often cooked with other food items, such as meat or fish, which can dramatically increase the minimum temperature at which the onions should be cooked in order to be safe.
Steps to Prevent Getting Sick from Salmonella
Always follow these 4 food safety steps to prevent getting sick from salmonella:
- Clean: Wash your hands, utensils, and surfaces often.
- Separate: Keep food that won’t be cooked separately from raw meat products.
- Cook: Use a food thermometer to make sure you have cooked your food to a temperature hot enough to kill germs.
- Chill: Refrigerate perishable food within 2 hours. If the food is exposed to temperatures above 90°F, refrigerate it within 1 hour. Thaw food in the refrigerator, not on the counter.
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Do I Have a Hello Fresh Onion Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Hello Fresh Onion Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella infection cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one had symptoms of food poisoning after eating recalled onions, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.