On Saturday, Gills Onions recalled over 2,000 pounds of diced red onions because of possible listeria contamination. The onions were recalled after a routine and random test by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
The recalled onions were distributed to retailers in Florida, California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Idaho, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Arkansas, Ohio, Tennessee, New Jersey, Georgia and Canada.
The onions were sold in clear, 7 ounce containers at retail stores and they were also sold to distributors in clear, plastic 5 pound bags. According to CNN, the product is beyond its use-by-dates, May 14, 15 and 17. Consumers are advised to throw away any recalled onions that they still have.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious and potentially fatal infection in children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of listeria include high fevers, severe headaches, stiffness and diarrhea.
No illnesses have been reported in connection to this recall.
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