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California Produce Firm Recalls Jumbo Green Onions Out Of Fear of Salmonella

Salinas, CA-based NewStar Fresh Foods  has recalled 772 cartons of iced jumbo green onions it distributed under the Omo and Fu Choy brand names in Georgia, Michigan, and California. The company fears the onions may be contaminated with Salmonella.No illnesses have been reported. The product is packaged in a 48-count iced carton, item numbers 02487403 and 02487452, product lot numbers 40550707 and 40510707, with production dates of July 20th and July 21st 2009. No other food service distributors or products are involved in this recall.

All affected product within the foodservice channel has already been accounted for and destroyed.

Fifty-eight cartons were shipped from two distributors to small grocery outlets in the Detroit and San Francisco areas. Consumers in California may have purchased the product from Larry’s Produce in Fairfield, La Loma Produce, Good Life Grocery and El Grande, all San Francisco, and Valley Produce & Meat Market, San Pablo. Consumers in Michigan may have purchased the product from Confers Supermarket in New Lothrop, Ryan’s Food in Detroit, Brothers Supermarket and Al Jazeera Market in Dearborn and Sahara Market in Warren.

For more,check out the official FDA post.
 

  • Jack Place

    I’m completely mystified as to why this whole thing hasn’t been exposed a long time ago. All of this contaminated produce disguised as US grown is coming out of México where it is irrigated with liquified raw human sewerage. When you fly into México city you can see it from the air. It is intermixed with California grown produce to turn a quick buck, claiming it is U.S. grown. The USDA is aware of this activity, as I have inquired about it twice and received no response of any kind. The USDA & CDC spokespersons just get on the news and express terrible regrets and horror about the poisoning of people,but offer no explanation, the problem just magically goes away until next year. The USDA is about Agra-business not food safety.