OXNARD, Calif. (KTLA) -- An Oxnard-based produce company has expanded a voluntary recall of its onion products because they may be contaminated with bacteria.
Gill's Onions announced the recall late last week after Listeria monocytogenes bacteria was found in a production facility, which has been shut down as of July 17.
Affected products include diced, slivered and whole peeled onions and diced onion/celery mix with use-by dates of on or before August 3.
A previous recall included over 2,300 pounds of diced red onions with a use by date of May 14, 15 and 17.
The onions were shipped to 12 states and parts of Canada including Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Montana, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Washington.
The company says that while none of the products in the recall tested positive for the bacteria, they still chose to take the items off the shelves to "minimize risk to public health."
No illnesses have been reported.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. It is rarely found in healthy people. However, it can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.
In extreme cases, listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in people with poor immune systems.
A full list of recalled items has been posted on Gill's Onion's website here.
Consumers who purchased the items is asked to discard or destroy it. Anyone with questions is asked to call the company at (888) 220-436.
Oxnard Company Expands Onion Recall Over Listeria Fears
Gills Onions has already recalled 2,360 pounds of diced red onions
Gills Onions (Company Photo)