Gills Onions of Oxnard, CA is voluntarily recalling Gills Onions branded fresh diced onions products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled products have been linked to a 22-state outbreak of Salmonella Thompson infections.
The recalled products, which were sent to Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, are identified in the table below. These recalled products are beyond their August 2023 use-by-dates. However, consumers may have them in their freezers.
Anyone who has an expired, recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should destroy or discard it.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product and have questions may contact Gills Onions at 800-348-2255, or visit the company’s website at www.gillsonions.com for a copy of this press release and photos of the recalled products.
The company initiated the recall after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration notified it that the recalled products were part of the agency’s traceback investigation into an ongoing Salmonella Thompson outbreak.
Gills Onions has notified its customers who received the recalled product directly from the company and requested that they remove it from commerce. We also asked direct customers to notify their customers of this recall.
|10/23/23 Firm-Initiated Recall|
|Product Description||UPC*||Use-by date||Lot codes located on the side of the cups or back of the bags||State||Retail outlet|
|Gills Onions Brand|
3 lb. bags, diced yellow onions
|643550000320||8/18/23||223YAS2B2R212||California||Smart & Final|
|8/11/23||223YAC2A2R205||Arizona and California||Bashas Markets and Smart & Final|
|8/11/23||223YAC2A2R205||California Oregon Washington Idaho Montana||Smart & Final and CHEF’STORE|
|Gills Onions Brand|
8 oz cups, diced yellow onions
|643550000658||8/15/23||223YAS3A1Z209||Arizona and California||Bashas Markets, Smart & Final, and Stater Bros.|
|8/14/23||223YAS3A1Z208||California||Smart & Final and Stater Bros|
|Gills Onions Brand 8 oz cups, diced celery & onions||643550000696||8/15/23||223YAS3A1Z209||Arizona and California||Bashas Markets, Smart & Final, and Stater Bros|
|8/28/23||223YAM4A1Z222||California||Smart & Final|
|Gills Onions Brand 10 oz cups, diced mirepoix||643550000788||8/8/23||223YAC2A1Z206||California||Smart & Final|
|Gills Onions Brand|
8 oz cups, diced red onions
|643550000641||8/12/23||123RAC1A1Z206||California||Stater Bros Smart & Final|
|8/15/23||123RAB1A1Z209||California||Smart & Final|
|8/14/23||123RAB1A1Z208||Arizona and California||Bashas Markets, Smart & Final, and Stater Bros|
*The UPC code alone does not identify the product. The UPC, brand, and expiration date, together, identify the recalled product
About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.
Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.
Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.
Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.
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