California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Ron Chapman, today warned people not to eat diced, slivered and whole peeled Gills Onions, and diced onion and celery mix because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, no illnesses have been reported.
Gills Onions LLC, located in Oxnard, California, initiated the voluntary recall of their manufactured products. The onion products were distributed to retail locations in California, as well as in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Montana, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington and Canada. The onions and onion/celery mix were distributed in multiple size containers including bags and re-closeable plastic tubs. Each of the recalled products contains a use-by-date on or before August 3, 2012. Click here to view complete product list, sizes and UPC codes.
Symptoms of Listeria infection may include high fever, headache, and neck stiffness. Infants, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are at highest risk for severe illness and death. Listeria infection in pregnant women can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth, premature delivery, or infection of the newborn baby. Click on Listeria to learn additional information about this disease.
Consumers in possession of these recalled products should discard them. CDPH recommends anyone experiencing any ill effects after consuming these products should consult their health care provider. Consumers who observe the product being offered for sale are encouraged to call CDPH’s toll free complaint line at (800) 495-3232.