A warning is being sent from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency that some green onions sold at Highland Farms Supermarket, 4750 Dufferin Street in North York, Ontario may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The green onions in question were sold unwrapped with a rubber band. The onions have no lot code sticker, UPC or product name.
Salmonella contaminated food may not look like it is spoiled. For young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems salmonellosis can cause serious and deadly infections. For healthy people salmonella can cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea for a short term period. The bacteria can also cause severe arthritis as a long term complication.