Imperfect Foods was notified that one of our suppliers, Thomson International, Inc. has alerted the FDA of potential salmonella contamination with their red onion crop, and risk of cross-contamination with their yellow, white and sweet onions. To learn more, please see here.
As of August 1, 2020, we have pulled all inventory from the supplier and have alerted all customers potentially impacted via email, recommending they dispose of any conventional red or yellow onions purchased from Imperfect Foods. Any onions that customers purchase onions after August 2, 2020 are safe for consumption and will not be refunded.
Email communication sent to customers August 1, 2020:
We’ve been notified of a potential food safety issue that might affect you. According to our records, you recently purchased conventional red or yellow onions from Imperfect. These onions were sourced from Thomson International, Inc.—they have alerted the FDA of potential salmonella contamination with their red onion crop, and risk of cross-contamination with their yellow, white, and sweet onions.
If you currently have conventional red or yellow onions purchased from Imperfect, please dispose of them. We’re aware that this contradicts our mission, but your safety takes precedent in all situations.
We will be crediting your account for any onions you purchased on or after July 17, 2020.
We’re sorry this happened. We do everything possible to provide you fresh, healthy produce and groceries and hold ourselves to high standards when it comes to quality. We’re committed to your health and safety and will always prioritize that above all else.
If you have any questions, please contact us here.