Giant Eagle grocery chain has recalled more than 50 products, including whole onions as well as deli salads, because a supplier notified the chain about an onion recall related to a bi-national Salmonella Newport outbreak and a related recall.
In a related story, earlier today Tailor Farms recalled Kroger and Walmart brand deli salads and other products because of the same onion contamination problem.
“After receiving notification from onion supplier, Onion 52, that the vendor had sourced onions affected by the recent salmonella-related Thomson International Inc. onion recall for Giant Eagle, the company pulled all impacted product on Saturday, Aug. 1” according to the Giant Eagle company recall posted today by the Food and Drug Administration.
There is concern that some consumers may have unused portions of the 48 recalled products in their homes. Anyone with any of the recalled products is urged to throw them out or return them to the place of purchase.
It is likely that Giant Eagle won’t be the last company to recall products. Thomson International distributed its onions in bulk and under various brand names to other distributors, packers, and retailers — including restaurants and institutional kitchens — in all 50 states and across Canada.
The Salmonella Newport outbreak in Canada and the United States has seen 510 people confirmed sick, with 396 of them in the U.S.
The Giant Eagle recall impacts at least five states.
“Giant Eagle recalled red, yellow, and white onions sold in produce departments across Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and Maryland,” according to the notice. “The recall also includes select prepared foods items that included the affected onions as ingredients sold across the same five states.”
The 48 products listed below do not include the bulk onions Giant Eagle sold, but they are also under recall. The recalled all bulk and bagged onions are red, yellow, and white and have been sold in its produce departments since June 6.
Giant Eagle did not post any product photographs with the FDA. Consumers can use the following information to determine whether they have any of the multi-ingredient products under recall.
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|MD CAPRESE SALAD||20660900000|
|CHICKPEA & CARROT SALAD GREEK DRESSING||20686300000|
|SPINACH SALAD WITH RANCH DRESSING||20730400000|
|GREEN BEAN PORTABELLA||21660900000|
|HALF ITALIAN SUB||21665100000|
|CUCUMBER TOMATO SALAD||22657400000|
|MD BLT SALAD||22657700000|
|MD BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD||22658400000|
|COUNTRY STYLE PASTA SALAD FRENCH DRESSING||22658500000|
|GREEK SALAD LARGE||22660900000|
|MD GREEK SALAD WITH GREEK DRESSING||22665100000|
|MD G&G GREEK SALAD||22667100000|
|GE EGG & BACON SALAD WITH FRENCH DRESSING||23657100000|
|MD PHILLY STYLE STEAK STROMBOLI COLD||23660700000|
|CAJUN STYLE CHICKEN MEAL||23662500000|
|MD GREEK SALAD WITH BALSAMIC DRESSING||23676600000|
|STUFFING BALLS S0678/1602||24658700000|
|22INCH ITALIAN HOAGIE||24659500000|
|SPECIALTY 12″ ITALIAN HOAGIE||24660600000|
|CHEESEBURGER PIZZA SLICE||25048600000|
|PHILLY STEAK PIZZA SLICE||25049300000|
|PIEROGIE LASAGNA ROLL UP||25049400000|
|HOMEMADE MACARONI SALAD||25060700000|
|12″ DELUXE PIZZA||25065000000|
|DELUXE ITALIAN PARTY HOAGIE||25067800000|
|VEGETABLE PIZZA SLICE||25070900000|
|12″ VEGETABLE PIZZA||25071800000|
|SHEET VEGETABLE PIZZA||25085100000|
|STUFFED BONE-IN CHICKEN BREAST GOURMET||25086400000|
|STUFFED BONELESS CHICKEN BREAST GOURMET||25086700000|
|STUFFED TURKEY BREAST GOURMET||25086800000|
|POTATO AND CHEESE PIEROGIES||25089000000|
|COLD ITALIAN HERO, 12″||25089400000|
|ITALIAN HERO, 6″, COLD||25093400000|
|SPINACH DIP DELI SERVICE CASE||25118000000|
|SPINACH DIP GRAB & GO||25118500000|
|MD EGG & BACON SALAD WITH LITE BALSAMIC DRESS||25118600000|
|SANDWICH TOPPERS PLATTER -UP TO 25 SANDWICHES||25139600000|
|SAUSAGE PEPPERS AND ONIONS OVER PENNE||27697700000|
|MD S&F: SMOKE-STACKED SANDWICH||27751700000|
|CALIFORNIA COBB – SMALL||28659400000|
About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.
Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.
Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.
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