California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ron Chapman is warning 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, Calif., 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 Aug. 3, 2012.
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.
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.
Huxtable's Kitchen, a Vernon, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,610 pounds of barbeque chicken salads. The salads contain diced onions that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration recall due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The product subject to recall is: 14.5-oz trays of "TRADER JOE'S BBQ CHICKEN SALAD."
The product subject to recall bears the establishment number "P-11079" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each package also has a sticker with use-by dates through July 30, 2012. The product was produced between July 20, 2012, and July 24, 2012, and was distributed to retail establishments in Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Southern Nevada and Texas. When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on FSIS' website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp.
FSIS was alerted to the problem by Huxtable's Kitchen. The company was informed by a supplier that diced onions used in the product are subject to an FDA recall. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company's Director of Quality Assurance, Juan Castro, at (323) 923-2885.
Piccadilly Fine Foods, a Santa Clara, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 79 pounds of chicken and yam pie products that may include a curry paste containing shrimp, a known allergen not declared on the product label.
The products subject to recall are:
• Shipping cases containing 24 "Top Nosh Farmer's Market Chicken and Yam with Coconut Curry Pies."
• Individual 5.5 ounce "Top Nosh Farmer's Market Chicken and Yam with Coconut Curry Pies."
Each package label bears the establishment number "P-9216" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Additionally each package bears the lot code 184-12. The lot code is stamped on the label side of the shipping cases and ink-jetted on the plastic film overwrap of each individual pie. The products were produced on June 29, 2012, and sold to a San Jose, Calif.-area distributor for further distribution. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS' website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/ index.asp.
The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine label review and occurred as a result of a temporary change in the ingredient formulation for the product. FSIS and the company have not received reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.