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Diced Onions Recalled in 6 Western States

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By Admin on June 22, 2007 3:04 PM

Consumers in six states are being advised about a possible link between diced yellow onions and a harmful bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes. According to CBS News, "no illnesses have been reported so far, but Gills Onions [of Oxnard, CA] is voluntarily recalling more than 45,000 pounds of onions that were sold to restaurants and Trader Joe's stores in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Washington." According to Gills Onions, the recall comes after the Washington State Department of Agriculture, during routine testing, detected Listeria monocytogenes in one retail bag of diced yellow onions." Trader Joe's grocery store chain has also announced a recall of all "Trader Joe's Freshly Diced & Ready to Use Onions." The Trader Joe's diced onions come in 10-ounce resealable pouches, and the affected products display a "2017-R" lot number and a "Best If Used By" date of 6/16/07.