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Reser's recalls salads because of onions

COURTESY PHOTO: RESER'S FINE FOODS - Reser's refrigerated salads with a 'use by date' number ending in 10 could contain bad onions. The Beaverton food company is recalling 19 products because a supplier said some oinons could be tainted.Reser’s Fine Foods Inc. of Beaverton is recalling 19 refrigerated salad items after one of its ingredient suppliers said that Listeria monocytogenes may be in onions used in the salads.

The recalled refrigerated salads were distributed in 29 states and British Columbia, including Oregon, California, Washington and Idaho.

The retail product is sold in plastic containers and is marked with a "Use By Date" and the No. 10 at the end of the line of printing.

No illnesses have been reported.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious, and sometimes fatal infections, in young children, frail or elderly people and people with weakened immune systems. The infection can cause high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Resers said consumers should return to the store for a refund or toss them out.

For more information, people can also call Reser’s consumer hotline, 1-888-257-7913, or go online to www.resers.com.

Information on recall requirements can be found at www.fda.gov.

Source: Reser's Fine Foods