Garden Fresh Foods is recalling many ready-to-eat salads, slaw, salsa, bean, and dip products sold under different brands and code dates because they were made with Gills Onions. Those onions tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes and have been recalled. You can see the product list in the attached PDF.
The brand names included in the recall include Acme, Chef’s Kitchen, Copperwood Kitchens, DF, Finest Traditions, Garden-Fresh, Grandpa’s, Marsh’s, Archer Farms, Market Pantry, Our Own, Rogges, Roundys, Spartan, Spoon River, and Weis. The products recalled include cole slaw, egg salad, potato salad, tuna salad, pasta salad, chicken salad, and many others. Look at the recall list carefully because it is quite long.
The products were sold in various size containers ranging from 8 ounce to 8 pound packages. They were distributed in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Texas, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and California and distributed to retail stores and food services.
If you have purchased any of these products, return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. There have been no illnesses associated with this recall at this time, but Listeria monocytogenes can take up to 70 days to cause symptoms. If you have eaten any of these products, be aware that if you suffer flu-like symptoms in the next two months, you should see your doctor immediately.
For questions, call the company at 1-800-645-3367 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. You can also contact the FDA at 1-888-723-3366.