FDA released this company announcement October 23, 2023:
October 23, 2023 – Gills Onions BB #:113044 of Oxnard, CA is voluntarily recalling Gills Onions branded fresh diced onions products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. Symptoms usually occur within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food and usually last four to seven days.
Consumers: The recalled products, which were sent to Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, are identified in the table below. These recalled products are well beyond their August 2023 use-by-dates, and are no longer available for sale in stores. Please check for product description in table below. We recognize that the recalled onions or foods with those onions as an ingredient could be in consumers’ freezers. Anyone who has an expired, recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should destroy or discard it.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product and have questions may contact Gills Onions at 1-800-348-2255, or visit our website at www.gillsonions.comExternal Link Disclaimer for a copy of this press release and photos of the recalled products.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Food safety and public health are our priorities, so the company initiated the recall after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) notified it that the recalled products were part of the agency’s traceback investigation into an ongoing Salmonella Thompson outbreak. Out of an abundance of caution, the company’s recall and the table below include all products produced on the same day and on the same production lines as the implicated onions.
Gills Onions has notified its customers who received the recalled product directly from the company and requested that they remove it from commerce. We also asked direct customers to notify their customers of this recall.
*The UPC code alone does NOT identify the product. The UPC, brand, and expiration date, together, identify the recalled product.
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