CINCINNATI - Garden-Fresh Foods is voluntarily recalling several ready-to-eat products . They include salads, slaw, salsa, bean and dip products sold under various brands and code dates.
The products may contain onions from Gills Onions, which could be contaminated with listeria. Listeria an organism that can cause serious and sometimes-fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Products were sold in various size containers from eight-ounce to eight-pound packages. The products were sold in Ohio and Indiana.
If you have purchased any of the suspect products you are urged to return them to where you bought them for a full refund.
As of this writing, there has been no illness reported related to this recall.
If you have questions, you can contact the company at 1-800-645-3367 Monday through Friday between the hours 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
For more information about the recall, go to http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm313901.htm .