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Cool Creations, LLC Recalls Specific Packages Of Products Containing Onions
Because Of Possible Health Risk Due To Gills Onions Expanded Recall


M-F 7am-3pm CST.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 27, 2012 - Cool Creations, LLC of North Kansas City, Missouri is recalling specific packages of products containing onions (see product list below), because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Product was distributed to retailers across Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. The affected product can be identified by the lot code 12201 – 12208 which were distributed July 19 – July 26, 2012. Products are branded as either Cool Creations, LLC or Fiesta Garden Fresh Salsa.


Product DescriptionNet Weight (oz)UPC
Bean Dip Bowl10 oz815970011198 
Bean Dip Platter45 oz815970010375 
Bean Dip Bowl20 oz815970010368 
Bean Dip Tray20 oz815970011648 
Diced Yellow Onion10 oz815970011082 
Diced Yellow Onion5 oz815970010153 
Pico de Gallo16 oz815970011013 
Pico de Gallo8 oz815970010252
Fajita Mix Griller10 oz815970011341
Potato & Mushroom Griller12 oz815970011334
Beef Stew Kit32 oz815970011150
Vegetable Medley Griller20 oz815970011259
Asparagus Medley Griller10 oz815970011440
Squash Medley Griller12 oz815970011389
Kabob Kit24 oz815970011792
Fiesta Salsa BEAN CORN16 oz829595000055
Fiesta Salsa GARLIC16 oz829595000062
Fiesta Salsa HOT16 oz829595000048
Fiesta Salsa MILD16 oz829595000017
Fiesta Salsa PINEAPPLE16 oz829595000079

No illnesses have been reported to date.

As a precautionary measure, Gills Onions has expanded its July 18 recall to include all product processed in a facility in which Listeria monocytogenes was detected. The presence of Listeria has not been confirmed in products received by Cool Creations, LLC. Gills Onions and FDA have been conducting concurrent investigations into the possible cause of contamination that led to the company’s July 18 recall. The Gills Onions facility has been out of service since July 17, pending the outcome of the investigations and mitigation efforts.

Cool Creations, LLC is fully cooperating with the FDA in accordance with the recall issued by Gills Onions to remove product from commerce. No illnesses have been linked to this recall. Consumers should dispose of the product immediately. Consumers with questions can contact Cool Creations, LLC at 1-816-421-1116 M-F 7am-3pm CST.



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