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Chopped Onions and Celery Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination

A California company is voluntarily recalling one day’s production of diced and slivered onions and a mix of diced onion and celery because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Gills Onions, LLC of Oxnard, CA issued the recall after it was notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that a random sample of diced yellow onions collected at a retail location had tested positive for Listeria.

The company is recalling all foods processed the same day as the diced yellow onions on the same line as the contaminated sample. These products, packaged under the brans “Gill’s Onions,” were shipped between July 2 and 4, 2012 to retailers in Canada and in eight U.S. states, including California, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Washington. The following is a chart detailing the recalled foods.

Lot Code             Product Description                     Use-by-date         UPC Code*

                            (“Gill’s Onions” Brand)


22YAA1A2184     Diced Yellow Onions, 7 oz         07/20/12     643550000405

22RAA1A2184     Diced Red Onions, 7 oz                  07/20/12    643550000412

22YAA1A2184     Slivered Yellow Sweet Onions, 5oz  07/20/12          643550000092

22RAA1A2184     Slivered Red Onions, 5 oz         07/20/12          643550000009

22YAA1A2184     Diced Celery and Onion, 7 oz         07/20/12          643550000429

22YAA1A2184     Diced Celery and Onion, 19 oz 07/20/12          643550000351


22YAA1A2184     Diced Yellow Onions,

Oignons jaunes frais, en dés, 198g  07/20/12          643550000443

22RAA1A2184     Diced Red Onions,

Oignons rouge frais, en dés, 198g 07/20/12             643550000450

22YAA1A2184     Diced Celery & Onions,

Céleri et oignons frais, en dés, 198g  07/20/12          643550000467

*The UPC Code can also be found on products not included in this recall, so please refer to the lot code in order to identify the recalled product.

Gills Onions is contacting all retailers who bought the recalled product and asking them to remove it from shelves and notify store customers of the recall.

Anyone who purchased the recalled product should not consume it and should destroy or discard it. Consumers with questions can call the company at 1-800-348-2255 Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm PDT.

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  • Lots of recalls recently. I’m going to have to find some more onions to eat. I’ve been looking at the FDA recalls in my database and it’s surprising the amount of things that get recalled and for what reason. I would think by now we can cut down on some of these causes of recalls. You can see the FDA database here in an easy to view format: