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The following American health alert is from theFDA on July 25, 2012.

Gills Onions, LLC of Oxnard, CA is expanding its July 18 voluntary recall to include additional products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes; a list is provided at the end of this release. The expanded product list includes diced, slivered and whole peeled onions and diced onion/celery mix with use-by-dates on or before August 3. No illnesses have been linked to this recall.
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 Onions and FDA have been conducting concurrent investigations into the possible cause of contamination that led to the company’s July 18 recall. In the course of these investigations, Listeria was found in the facility in which the July 18 recalled product was processed. As a precautionary measure, Gills Onions has expanded the recall to include all products processed in that facility and which may still be in the marketplace. This facility has been out of service since July 17, pending the outcome of the investigation and mitigation efforts.
Consumers with questions may contact Gills Onions at 1-888-220-0436 M-F 8am-5pm PDT. Please visit our website at www.gillsonions.com disclaimer icon for a copy of this release. disclaimer icon  for a copy of this release.

Gills Onions’ July 25, 2012 Expanded Recall

Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Montana, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Washington

Recalled

Lot Code

Product Description

Use-by-date

UPCode*
AllDiced Yellow Onions, 7 oz, “Gills Onions” labelOn or before August 3643550000405
AllDiced Red Onions, 7 oz “Gills Onions” labelOn or before August 3643550000412
AllSlivered Yellow Sweet Onions, 5oz, “Gills Onions” labelOn or before August 3643550000092
AllSlivered Red Onions, 5 oz, “Gills Onions” labelOn or before August 3643550000009
AllDiced Celery and Onion, 7 oz , “Gills Onions” labelOn or before August 3643550000429
AllDiced Celery and Onion, 19 oz, “Gills Onions” labelOn or before August 3643550000351
AllDiced yellow onions, 5 lb bag“True Leaf” label On or before August 3898634001018
AllWhole peeled yellow onions,  “Western Onion” labelOn or before August 302060042553
AllDiced yellow onions, 8 oz clear plastic containers sold in Wegmans stores in Syracuse, NYOn or before August 3643550000498
AllDiced Celery & Onions, 8 oz clear plastic containers sold in Wegmans stores in Syracuse, NYOn or before August 3643550000504

CANADA: Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario

Recalled

Lot Code

Product Description

Use-by-date

UPCode*
All

Diced Yellow Onions, “Gills Onions” label

Oignons jaunes frais, en dés, 198g
On or before August 3643550000443
All

Diced Red Onions, “Gills Onions” label

Oignons rouge frais, en dés, 198g
On or before August 3643550000450
All

Diced Celery & Onions, “Gills Onions” label

Céleri et oignons frais, en dés, 198g
On or before August 3643550000467


The following American and Canadian health alert is from the FDA and CFIA on July 18, 2012.

The FDA and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Gills Onions brand Fresh Diced Red Onions, Fresh Diced Yellow Onions, and Fresh Diced Celery & Onions described below because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following Gills Onions brand products, Products of U.S.A., sold in 198 g packages, are affected by this alert:

Product UPC* Lot Code Best Before Date / Use By Date
Fresh Diced Yellow Onions 6 43550 00044 3 22YAA1A2184 07/18/12
07/19/12
07/20/12
Fresh Diced Red Onions 6 43550 00045 0 22RAA1A2184 07/18/12
07/19/12
07/20/12
Fresh Diced Celery & Onions 6 43550 00046 7 22YAA1A2184 07/18/12
07/19/12
07/20/12

*The UPC can also be found on products not included in this recall, please refer to the lot code in order to identify the recalled product.

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