July 26, 2012

Gills Onions Expands Voluntary Recall of Diced and Slivered Red and Yellow Onions, and Diced Onion and Celery Mix

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding an expanded recall list by Gills Onions, LLC to include diced, slivered and whole peeled onions and diced onion/celery mix with use-by-dates on or before August 3.

The products are recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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.

The full recall and specific product information can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm313399.htm?source=govdelivery.