In late May Gills recalled 2,360 pounds of diced red onions in the U.S. and Canada after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency did a random sample and got a positive result for listeria.
Gills built both of the facilities in Oxnard in the late 90s, Philpott said, and both were built specifically for onion processing. Gills started producing in the facility that is now shut down 15 years ago. The other facility, which is larger, opened 12 years ago.
As of the Aug 2, FDA’s recall Web page showed the following recalls related to the recalled Gills onions:
- Simmering Soup Inc., Atlanta, recalled Trader Joe’s brand salsas and balela;
- Whole Foods Markets recalled about 35 fresh food products in Florida stores;
- Cool Creations LLC, North Kansas City, Mo., recalled about 20 fresh food products;
- Wegmans Food Markets Inc. recalled six fresh food products;
- GH Foods CA LLC recalled almost 90 fresh food products under a variety of store and specialty brands, including: Delish, Albertsons generic label, Garden Highway, Marketside, Natural Directions, Pacific Coast, Raley’s, Safeway Farms, Signature Cafe, Sprouts and Trader Joe’s;
- Huxtable’s Kitchen, recalled Trader Joe’s brand roasted butternut squash, red quinoa and wheatberry salad;
- Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC recalled Costa Fruit & Produce brand calico bean salad from salad bars;
- Spartan Stores, Grand Rapids, Mich., recalled Spartan Fresh Selections three bean salad and broccoli stir fry products;
- Publix Super Markets recalled custom sub sandwiches that contain onions;
- Ken’s Foods Inc. recalled cole slaw sauce, baked bean sauce and three brands of tartar sauce;
- Garden Fresh Foods Inc. recalled ready-to-eat salads, slaw, salsa, bean and dip products; and
- San Miguel Produce Inc., Oxnard, recalled packaged salad kits under the Cut ‘N Clean brand.