Giant Eagle issues Aug. 1 recall of onions and prepared foods using onions for potential salmonella contamination

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PITTSBURGH (WCMH) — Giant Eagle has recalled all bulk and bagged red, yellow and white onions sold in its produce department since June 6, 2020.

Giant Eagle’s onion recall also included select prepared food items purchased since July 25, 2020 that include onion as an ingredient.

Customers who have purchased the affected product and are still in possession of it should dispose of it. Customers may also bring in the qualifying receipt to their local Giant Eagle or Market District location to receive a refund on their purchase of the impacted product.

After receiving notification from onion supplier, Onion 52, that the vendor had sourced onions affected by the recent salmonella-related Thomson International, Inc. onion recall for Giant Eagle, the company pulled all impacted product on Saturday, August 1.

Giant Eagle recalled red, yellow and white onions sold in produce departments across Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Maryland. The recall also includes select prepared foods items that included the affected onions as ingredients sold across the same five states. The recall announcement is regarding potential salmonella contamination of the onions.

Giant Eagle removed these products Saturday, August 1 from its produce and prepared foods departments as soon as it became apparent that some of its onion product may have been affected by the ongoing salmonella outbreak investigation by the FDA and CDC.

There are no reported illnesses among Giant Eagle customers to date associated with this recall.

Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, can cause salmonellosis. Salmonellosis is one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses, and some symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and a fever anywhere between 12 to 72 hours after consumption. This illness can last between four to seven days.

For questions, customers may contact Onions52 at (801) 773-0630 or by email at customerservice@onions52.com.

Impacted items include:

  • TUSCAN CHICKEN SALAD
  • MD CAPRESE SALAD
  • CHICKPEA & CARROT SALAD GREEK DRESSING
  • SPINACH SALAD WITH RANCH DRESSING
  • GREEN BEAN PORTABELLA
  • HALF ITALIAN SUB
  • FARMERS SALAD
  • MD G&G GREEK SALAD
  • GE EGG & BACON SALAD WITH FRENCH DRESSING
  • MD PHILLY STYLE STEAK STROMBOLI COLD
  • CAJUN STYLE CHICKEN MEAL
  • MD DIP-REUBEN
  • MD GREEK SALAD WITH BALSAMIC DRESSING
  • STUFFING BALLS S0678/1602
  • 22-INCH ITALIAN HOAGIE
  • SPECIALTY 12″ ITALIAN HOAGIE
  • CHEESEBURGER PIZZA SLICE
  • PHILLY STEAK PIZZA SLICE
  • PIEROGIE LASAGNA ROLL UP
  • HOMEMADE MACARONI SALAD
  • SPANIKOPITA 25061200000
  • 12″ DELUXE PIZZA 25065000000
  • DELUXE ITALIAN PARTY HOAGIE
  • VEGETABLE PIZZA SLICE
  • 12″ VEGETABLE PIZZA
  • SHEET VEGETABLE PIZZA
  • STUFFED BONE IN CHICKEN BREAST GOURMET
  • STUFFED BONELESS CHICKEN BREAST GOURMET
  • STUFFED TURKEY BREAST GOURMET
  • POTATO AND CHEESE PIEROGIES
  • COLD ITALIAN HERO, 12″
  • ITALIAN HERO, 6″, COLD
  • SPINACH DIP DELI SERVICE CASE
  • SPINACH DIP GRAB & GO
  • MD EGG & BACON SALAD WITH LITE BALSAMIC DRESS
  • CUCUMBER SALAD
  • SANDWICH TOPPERS PLATTER -UP TO 25 SANDWICHES
  • ZUCHINNI PANCAKES
  • SAUSAGE PEPPERS AND ONIONS OVER PENNE
  • MD S&F: SMOKE-STACKED SANDWICH
  • CALIFORNIA COBB – SMALL
  • CUCUMBER TOMATO SALAD
  • MD BLT SALAD
  • MD BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD
  • COUNTRY STYLE PASTA SALAD FRENCH DRESSING
  • GREEK SALAD LARGE
  • GRILLED VEGETABLES
  • MD GREEK SALAD WITH GREEK DRESSING

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