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Voluntary Recall of Select White and Yellow Onions


Potandon Produce L.L.C. of Idaho, is voluntarily recalling onions supplied from Keeler Family Farms and sold as Green Giant Fresh whole yellow and white onions because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Food and Drug (FDA) announced today.

The California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division strongly recommends that program operators take precautions to ensure these products are not served or consumed and disposed of per the manufacturer’s instructions.

Please note that per the FDA, these products are not U.S Department of Agriculture items.

The following information is directly from FDA:

Potandon Produce L.L.C. of Idaho Falls, Idaho is voluntarily recalling onions supplied from Keeler Family Farms and sold as Green Giant Fresh whole yellow onions in 2 lb. bags, 3 lb. bags, and 5 lb. bags and whole white onions in 2 lb. bags. The affected onions were delivered directly to three UNFI retail distribution centers (DCs) in Fargo, North Dakota; Bismarck, North Dakota and Hopkins, Minnesota between July 15 and July 30, 2021. This recall does not affect any other Green Giant Fresh products or include any Green Giant canned or frozen vegetable products.

The recalled onions are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

For further information on this recall, please visit the FDA News Release web pageExternal link opens in new window or tab..

Contact Information

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Potandon Produce L.L.C Customer and Consumer Hotline at (800) 637-8084.

If you have any other questions regarding this subject, please contact Jeremy Partsch, Office Technician, by phone at 916-322-3005 or by email at jpartsch@cde.ca.gov.
Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, October 29, 2021
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