California based NewStar Fresh Foods today recalled green onions due to possible Salmonella contamination. 772 cartons of iced jumbo green onions are subject to the recall, sold under the brand names Omo and Fu Choy, and distributed from three locations: R.A.M. Produce Distributors of Detroit, Michigan; Franzella Distributing of San Francisco, CA; and United Food Service of East Point, GA.
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.
All affected product within the foodservice channel has been accounted for and destroyed, at least 58 cartons were shipped to, and possibly sold from, 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.
The jumbo green onions are past their shelf-life, but the recall was announced as a cautionary measure in the event that consumers might have purchased from the listed retail outlets and still have the product in their home refrigerators.