An Oxnard, CA., establishment is now recalling nearly 2,400 pounds of diced red onions because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Signs and symptoms of listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) may include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea (which may be bloody or watery).
Onion Recall Update 7/31/12: Over the past two weeks, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued multiple press releases announcing the recall of dozens of food items which were made with raw onions that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The original recall notice, which was issued July 18 in regards to onion products produced by California-based Gills Onions, LLC, has since been expanded to include a number of additional retailers in multiple states.
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Gills Onion and Celery Mix Recall Update 7/25/12: Gills Onions, LLC is expanding its July 18 recall to include diced, slivered and whole peeled onions and diced onion/celery mix with use-by-dates on or before August 3. The recalled products were shipped directly from Gills Onions to retailers in Canada and the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Montana, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Washington.
Gills Onion Recall Update 7/18/12: Gills Onions, LLC, is now recalling a variety of onion products and celery mix because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The products in question were distributed to retailers in California, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Washington.
Free Gills Diced Red Onion Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) after eating Gills diced red onions included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit against Gills Onions, LLC and we can help.
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What’s the problem?
May 19, 2012 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release today announcing that Gills Onions, LLC is currently recalling 2,360 pounds of the following products because they may be tainted with Listeria monocytogenes:
- Diced Red Onions - UPC # 643550 00041 2 - Lot Code 51RDA1A2119 - Use-By-Dates May 14, 15 and 17, 2012
In the United States, the recalled diced red onions were distributed to retailers and foodservice distributors in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Idaho, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Arkansas, Ohio, Tennessee, New Jersey, Georgia, and Florida.
At the retail level, these onions were packaged in a 7oz. clear plastic clamshell labeled Gills Onions with the use-by-date and lot code stamped on the UPC label. However, due to the fact that the UPC number can be found on other products, you should refer to the lot code in order to correctly identify the product in question.
Recalled onions sold at the foodservice level were packaged in 5lb clear plastic bags labeled as Gills Onions Diced Red Onions, and stamped with the expiration date and lot code on both the bag and box.
Gills Onions has notified all customers who received the recalled lot directly from the company and requested that they remove any and all product still in their possession from commerce immediately. Additionally, Gills Onions is asking its direct customers to notify their customers about the recall. To date, there have been no illnesses reported in connection with this recall. Anyone concerned about a listeria food poisoning illness should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
Listeria Food Poisoning Prevention
To reduce the likelihood of contracting listeria food poisoning, keep the following simple tips in mind:
- thoroughly cook raw food from animal sources
- wash raw vegetables before eating
- keep uncooked meats separate from vegetables and cooked foods
- avoid products made with unpasteurized milk
- wash hands and cooking utensils after handling uncooked foods
- consume perishable and read-to-eat foods as soon as possible
Do I Have a Gills Diced Red Onion Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Gills diced red onion recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Gills Diced Red Onions Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) after eating Gills diced red onions included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a listeria food poisoning suit and we can help.