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More Products Containing Recalled Onions Taken off Market

1. A Massachussetts-based maker of sauces and salad dressings is recalling certain products because they contain chopped onions that were recalled last month for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Ken’s Foods Inc. of Marlborough, Mass. is recalling its tartar sauce, barbecue sauce and coleslaw – each sold under different brand names – because they contain diced onions manufactured by Gill’s Onions, which issued a recall of the onions July 18 after a sample tested positive for Listeria.

Gill’s onions is a supplier for Fresh Point in Atlanta, Georgia, which further processes the onions before distribution. Ken’s purchased the onions from Fresh Point.

At least 13 other companies have issued voluntary recalls of products made with Gill’s onions after the company issued its recall last month.

Products subject to this recall include:

– KE0666-Ken’s Tartar Sauce4/1-gallon containers    MFG:  09/JUL/12

– KE0666A5-Ken’s Tartar Sauce 100/1.5oz cups            EXP:  011313

– DI2063-Dickey’s BBQ Bean10/48oz pouches    USE BY:  11MAR13

– GD2517-Golden Corral Tartar 4/1-gallon containers    MFG:  17/JUL/12

– FQ2103-Lee’s Cole Slaw        14/40oz pouches    MFG:  23JUL12

– FD0666-Fatz Tartar Sauce 4/1-gallon containers    MFG:  23/JUL/12

The products were distributed to distribution centers, private label customers and brokers in the in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. All companies who purchased these items have been notified of the recall and asked to remove the products from the market.

Those with questions about the recall can call Ken’s Foods at 1-508-229-1100, ext. 4727 or 1190, Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm EST.

2. Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee, Wisconsin has recalled 13,600 pounds of salad products produced between July 10 and 16:

– 8 lb. packages of “Finest Traditions Spiral Pasta and Chicken Salad” with product code 38576 and lot number 08171201
– 4 lb. packages, 2 per case of “Finest Traditions Chicken Salad Spread” with product code 38886 and lot number 08201201 or 08151201
– 12 oz. packages, 6 per case of “Finest Traditions Chicken Salad Spread” with product code 38892 and lot number 08201201, or 08151201
– 8 lb. packages of “Finest Traditions Gemelli Pasta & Chicken Salad” with product code 38578 and lot number 08151201 or 08161201
– 5 lb. packages of “Garden Fresh All White Meat Chicken Salad With Cranberries” with product code 5114 and lot number 08201201, 08201202, 08151201, or 08151202
– 5 lb. packages of “Garden Fresh Chicken Salad” with product code 5113 and lot number 08201201, or 08171201
– 5 lb. packages of “Garden Fresh Premium Chicken Salad” with product code 5167 and lot number 08151201, or 08121201
– 5 lb. packages, 4 per case, of “Garden Fresh Reduced Fat Chicken Salad” with product code 5305 and lot number 08141201, or 18171201
– 5 lb. packages of “Garden Fresh Reduced Fat Chicken Salad” with product code 5306 and lot number 08141201, or 18171201
– 12 oz. packages, 6 per case of “Market Pantry Chicken Salad With All White Meat Chicken” with product code 24103 and lot number 08191201, 08191202, 08191203, 08191204, 08191205, 08191206, 08191207, or 08191208
– 5 lb. packages of “Weis Ham Salad” with product code 5212 and lot number 08161201
– 8 oz. packages, 9 per case of “Weis Ham Salad” with product code 05334 and lot number 08151202
– 12 oz. packages, 6 per case of “Garden Fresh Chicken Salad” with product code 6164 and lot number 08171201

Click here to see labels of products associated with this recall.

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  • It looks like this recall is taking the same pattern as the peanut paste and AVP recalls. These large brand companies need to test and hold and do the testing for pathogens from field to first processing and packaging and it needs to be a traceback record to that specific test of environment area and specific machine two or more times a day.

  • It looks like this recall is taking the same pattern as the peanut paste and AVP recalls. These large brand companies need to test and hold and do the testing for pathogens from field to first processing and packaging and it needs to be a traceback record to that specific test of environment area and specific machine two or more times a day.

  • It looks like this recall is taking the same pattern as the peanut paste and AVP recalls. These large brand companies need to test and hold and do the testing for pathogens from field to first processing and packaging and it needs to be a traceback record to that specific test of environment area and specific machine two or more times a day.