Red Onions Recalled Over Listeria Contamination

May 21, 2012 Updated: May 21, 2012

Around 2,360 pounds of diced red onions were recalled by Gills Onions due to a possible listeria contamination, the company said over the weekend.

The Oxnard, Calif.-based company said the recall is voluntary and encompasses products with use-by dates of May 14, 15, and 17. It encouraged customers to get rid of recalled onions.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall and no other products from the company are affected, Gills said.

The red onions were distributed to retailers in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Idaho, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Arkansas, Ohio, Tennessee, New Jersey, Georgia, and Florida.

Listeria monocytogenes is the cause of listeriosis, a potentially fatal disease. The disease causes the most problems with the elderly, infants, and people with weakened immune systems.

The recall was initiated after a random and routine test by commissioned by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

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