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Gill Onion
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October 23, 2023 – Gills Onions of Oxnard, California is voluntarily recalling Gills Onions fresh diced onion products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with salmonella often develop fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare cases, Salmonella infection can cause the organism to enter the bloodstream and cause more serious illnesses such as arterial infections (ie, infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis. Symptoms usually appear within 12 to 72 hours after consuming contaminated food and usually last four to seven days.

Users: The recalled products shipped to Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington are listed in the table below. These recalled products have an expiration date well past August 2023 and are no longer available for sale in stores. Please check the product description in the table below. We acknowledge that the recalled onions or foods with these onions as an ingredient may be in consumers’ freezers. Anyone in possession of expired product should not consume it and should destroy or discard it.

Consumers who purchased the recalled product and have questions may contact Gills Onions at 1-800-348-2255 or visit our website at for a copy of this press release and photos of the recalled products .

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Food safety and public health are our priorities, so the company initiated the recall after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified it that the recalled products were part of the agency’s investigation into an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Thompson. Out of an abundance of caution, the company’s recall and the table below include all products produced on the same day and on the same production lines as the affected onions.

Gills Onions has notified its customers who received the recalled product directly from the company and asked them to remove it from the market. We also asked direct customers to notify their customers of this recall.

10/23/23 Company-initiated recall
Description of the product UPC* Use up to
Lot codes located at
the side of the cups
or the back of bags
condition A shopping center
Gills Onions brand

3 lb bags diced yellow onions

643550000320 18.08.23 223YAS2B2R212 California Clever and definitive
25.08.23 223YAS3A2R219
8/11/23 223YAC2A2R205 Arizona and
Bashas Markets and Smart & Final
14.08.23 223YAS3A2R208
28/8/23 223YAS2A2R222
8/11/23 223YAC2A2R205 California
Smart & Final and CHEF’STORE
14.08.23 223YAS3A2R208
18.08.23 223YAS2A2R212
21.08.23 223YAS3A2R215
25.08.23 223YAM3A2R219
28/8/23 223YAS2A2R222
Gills Onions brand

8 oz cups, diced
yellow onion

643550000658 15.08.23 223YAS3A1Z209 Arizona and
Bashas Markets,
Intelligent and definitive and
Stater Bros.
19.08.23 223YAM4A1Z213
21.08.23 223YAS3A1Z215
26.08.23 223YAS3A1Z220
28/8/23 223YAM4A1Z222
8/12/23 223YAC2A1Z206 California Stater Bros
14.08.23 223YAS3A1Z208 California Smart & Final and
Stater Bros
Gills Onions brand
8 oz cups, diced
celery and onion
643550000696 15.08.23 223YAS3A1Z209 Arizona and
Bashas Markets,
Intelligent and definitive and
Stater Bros
21.08.23 223YAS3A1Z215
28/8/23 223YAS3A1Z222
28/8/23 223YAM4A1Z222 California Clever and definitive
Gills Onions brand
10 oz cups, diced
643550000788 8/8/23 223YAC2A1Z206 California Clever and definitive
8/11/23 223YAS3A1Z209
15.08.23 223YAM4A1Z213
17.08.23 223YAS3A1Z215
22.08.23 223YAS3A1Z220
24.08.23 223YAM4A1Z222
Gills Onions brand

8 oz cups, cut into red cubes

643550000641 8/12/23 123RAC1A1Z206 California Stater Bros
Clever and definitive
28/8/23 223RAB1A1Z222
19.08.23 123RAB1A1Z213 California Stater Bros
15.08.23 123RAB1A1Z209 California Clever and definitive
14.08.23 123RAB1A1Z208 Arizona and
Bashas Markets,
Intelligent and definitive and
Stater Bros
21.08.23 123RAB1A1Z215
26.08.23 223RAB1A1Z220

*The UPC code alone does NOT identify the product. The UPC, brand, and expiration date together identify the recalled product

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