Sunday, August 05, 2012

Recalls: Too Many To List in This Title, Most Involving Gills Onions, LLC

Brace yourself, kids. It's been a busy week.
  • Gills Onions, LLC of Oxnard, CA has expanded its July 18 voluntary recall of packaged diced onions. The expansion includes additional products contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Among the expanded items are "diced, slivered and whole peeled onions and diced onion/celery mix with use-by-dates on or before August 3." No illnesses have been reported so far. News Release.
  • And in related news:
    • Spartan Stores is recalling a Three Bean Salad from the Deli Section and the 10-oz Broccoli Stir-Fry from their produce section, both produced under the Fresh Selection brand. Release.

    • Publix Super Markets issued a voluntarily recall for custom sub sandwiches that contain onions received from Gills Onions. The onions were used in sandwiches in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Release.

    • Huxtable's Kitchen has recalled Trader Joe's Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa and Wheatberry Salad. The onions used in the salad came from Gills Onions, LLC. The affected stores are in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington only. No illnesses have been reported. Release.

    • GH Foods CA, LLC recalled products containing yellow onions distributed by Gills Onions to retail supermarkets. The products list is too long to post here and affects mostly California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah, with some products having a broader range. Release

    • Busch's Fresh Food Market recalled various products processed between July 20 and July 27 because they contain onions provided by Gills Onions. No illnesses have been reported. Release.

    • Simmering Soup, Inc., Atlanta GA has recalled Trader Joe's brand of Salsa and Balela that contain the onions. Release.

    • Whole Foods Market in the state of Florida had to recall an incredibly long list of products that used the onions. Release.

    • Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling prepared foods that contain the onions. Release.

    • Cool Creations, LLC of North Kansas City, Missouri recalled specific packages of products containing the onions. It's another fairly long list. Release.

    • Ken's Foods, Inc. has recalled a limited number of branded dressings and sauces that were prepared using the onions. Release.

    • Garden Fresh Foods, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has recalled some 13,600 pounds of meat and poultry salad products. specific packages of products using the onions. Affected states: WI, MN, IA, IL, OH, IN, TX, FL, MA, MO, MI, PA, AZ, CA, and distributed to retail stores and food services. Here is the long list of products, and the Release.

    • San Miguel Produce, Inc. of Oxnard, CA has recalled 48 cases of Cut 'N Clean, Comfort (Cooking) Greens Kits that contain onions from Gills Onions, LLC. Release.

    • Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC has issued a recall of their Calico Bean Salad following a recall from Costa Fruit & Produce due to a possible risk of listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date, and there is no reference to the Gills Onions< LLC recall. Release.

    • Huxtable's Kitchen in Vernon, California has recalled about 5,610 pounds of barbecued chicken salads that contain diced onions that are part of an FDA recall due to possible Listeria moncytogenes contamination. Again, there is no reference to Gills Onions, LLC. The product being recalled: 14.5-oz. trays of Trader Joe's BBQ Chicken Salad. News Release.
  • Enslin & Son Packing Company in Hattiesburg, MS has recalled approximately 314 pounds of 1.5-lb. and 2-lb. packages of "Cedar Grove Red Hots" that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product shipped before the test results that showed positive for the contamination were received by the company. No illnesses have been reported. News Release.
  • The New York State Agriculture Commission warned consumers in the Metropolitan New York area not to consume "Quesito Colombiano, Colymbian style Cheese" made by Productos Tita Corp in Glendale, New York, as there is a possible contamination of Staphylococcus aureus.
    The recalled Colombian style cheese under the Brand name “Tita” is contained in 8oz. clear plastic pouches or tubs with a plant code of #36-8440 and with a stamped code of “AUG 10 2012” stamped beneath the label bar code. The product was distributed in the Metropolitan New York area.
    No illnesses have been reported to date. News Release.
  • Burch Euipment LLC, North Carolina, has expanded its original recall of 580 cases of whole Athena cantaloupes that may be contaminated with Lysteria monocytogenes. They are now recalling 13,888 cases of the melons and 581 bins, for a total of 188,902. That's a lot of melons. Affected states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. No illnesses have been reported. News Release.
  • Hannaford Supermarkets has advised its customers of the Burch Equipment cantaloupe recall, as they carry them. The product has been removed. News Release.
  • And finally, Kenosha Beef International, Ltd., out of Kenosha, Wisconsin, issued a recall for approximately 37,600 pounds of frozen bacon cheeseburger patties that may contain pieces of gasket material, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The patties were distributed in Indiana, Maine, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. The recall was issued after the company received a consumer complaint. News Release.
Whew. I didn't think I was going to make it through all of that.


misreall said...

Gasket material? Really?

dejamo said...

I know! It's on a par with the material from a marker pen.

That's a lot of food down the pipes.

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