Diced red onions recalled for listeria

Seasonal eating is easy and a privilege in the sub-tropical climate of Brisbane – it ain’t Canada.

Those sweet purple (red) onions, delicious roasted on their own or in many dishes, were $0.19/kg a couple of weeks ago (something shy of $0.09/pound).

I’m still feeling good about that deal. And an excellent addition to tonight’s duck stew.

So I’m not sure why people get other people to chop up their onions but they do, even in Canada, where onions are a winter staple.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Gills Onions brand Fresh Diced Red Onions described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected product, Gills Onions brand Fresh Diced Red Onions, Product of U.S.A., is sold in 198 g packages, bearing UPC 6 43550 00045 0, Best Before date 05/17/12, and lot code 51RDA1A2119.

This product is known to be distributed in Ontario and may have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.