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Massive Onion Recall Spurs Listeria Food Poisoning Warnings in Multiple States

July 31, 2012 – 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. Signs and symptoms of listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea (which may be bloody or watery).

Free Onion Recall Listeria Food Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) after eating onions or foods containing onions included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of the onions and we can help.

What’s the problem?

The recall, which has been expanded to include such popular retailers as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, affects establishments in the following states: California; Arizona; Colorado; Illinois; Montana; New York; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; North and South Carolina; southern Virginia; Texas; Utah, and Washington.

At this time, the recall only impacts Whole Foods Markets in Florida. Click here for a complete list of their food items being recalled. Trader Joe’s is currently recalling the following products: mild salsa; balela salad; barbecue chicken salad; roasted butternut squash; quinoa, and wheatberry salad. These items feature use-by dates between July 28 and July 30, and were sold in Trader Joe’s stores throughout Oregon and Washington.

Additional products being recalled include salsas and bean dip from Cool Creations, LLC, which were subsequently distributed to numerous retailers in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. GH Foods CA, LLC, is also recalling various prepared food products sold in California, Nevada and Utah.

This is a massively complex recall that affects multiple foods, establishments and states. The food poisoning lawyers at Schmidt & Clark, LLP will be monitoring the situation and providing updates as they become available. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.

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Do I Have an Onion Recall Listeria Food Poisoning 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 onion recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria food poisoning cases in all 50 states.

Free Onion Recall Listeria Food Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) after consuming onions or foods containing 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.

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