An onion recall at Whole Foods Market of Florida was announced Friday involving raw onions in some prepared food items. Listeria monocytogenes may have made its way into some items prepared at the organic grocery chain.
Friday, 10TV reported on this developing story about a possible food contamination at Florida stores only.
Gills Onions, LLC, which processes yellow onions for Whole Foods Market stores in Florida, did a voluntary recall of its own product. Tests showed the presence of Listeria bacteria.
Recall at Florida Whole Foods stores involves the following prepared food items:
Baby Shrimp Salad
Beet & Goat Cheese Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Chunky Ranch Vegetable Salad No Oil Added
Cranberry Tuna Salad Roll
Family Sized Savings Thousand Island Potato Salad
Miso Kissed Cukes
New York City Corned Beef On Rye
Pasta with Long Beans & Arame in Creamy Beet Vinaigrette
Ranch Dressing No Oil Added
Ranch Iceberg Salad Wedge No Oil Added
Santa Fe Turkey Salad No Oil Added
Shrimp Salad Sandwich
Shrimp with Snow Peas
Note: The Whole Foods Market recall from the seafood department only included the conch salad.
Soy & The Sea
Thousand Island Chicken Salad
Thousand Island Chicken Salad Roll
Thousand Island Chicken Salad Sandwich
Thousand Island Potato Salad
Thousand Island Shrimp Salad
Thousand Island Surimi
Thousand Island Surimi Crab Salad Roll
Thousand Island Surimi Salad
Three Bean Salad
Tuna with Cranberries Salad Sandwich
Tuna with Sun-Dried Cranberries
Tuna with Sun-Dried Cranberries & Lemon
Turkey Spring Roll
Stores involved in the onion recall at Florida Whole Foods Market stores
The onion recall at Whole Foods Market of Florida involves prepared food items sold in 17 of the Sunshine State stores. The FDA website says only consumers who purchased prepared foods or the lone seafood item between July 7, 2012 and July 27, 2012 at the following locations are affected:
Winter Park, Tampa, Boca Raton, Biscayne, Coral Sprints, Coral Gables, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens, Naples, Phillips Crossing, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pinecrest, South Beach, Wellington and Sarasota .
Listeria monocytogenes is a known organism that can cause infections in human. Serious conditions can result in children, those with a weak immune system and the elderly. While no such incidents have been reported with the Whole Foods Market onion recall, fatalities are always a concern from this bacterium.
If the recall of yellow onions from Whole Foods of Florida affects you, the FDA advises that you dispose of the product and take your receipt of purchase to a nearby store for a full refund.
Visit the safety recall website or call your local store for details if you have more questions.
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