Onion Recalls Continue?
Gills Onions of Oxnard, Calif., processes more than 90,000 tons of red and yellow onions per year. A wide variety of products use the plant’s chopped, slivered, and peeled onions.
Foods containing the onions have ranged from fresh salsa to chicken salad to bean dip. All of the recalls, including a description of all the products, their sell-by dates, and product codes, are available on an FDA web site.
Although the Gills onions were sold only in 12 U.S. states and in Canada, products containing the onions were shipped to additional states. For example, yesterday’s recall of Garden-Fresh salsa, salads, slaw, bean, and dip products containing Gills onions went out to 14 states. Nine of those states were not included in the Gills recall.
The recalls began on July 18, a day after a random test of a bag of Gills yellow onions at a retail outlet showed contamination with listeria bacteria.