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Listeria possibly found in Vidalia onions sold in Publix last week

Protecting the Vidalia Onion brand is a full-time job, one that Bob Stafford takes seriously. Bob Stafford, who works for the Vidalia Onion industry in Vidalia, Georgia makes calls from his office Friday March 5, 2010, as he prepares for the upcoming harvest in April. Stafford, who is a retired Florida agriculture agent was inducted into the Vidalia Onion Industry Hall of Fame last month for his work improving and protecting the Vidalia brand.(AP PHOTO/The Florida Times-Union, Kelly Jordan)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.– A recall for Vidalia onions, sold between the 22nd and 24th of June, in Florida Publix stores has been announced, WPTV reports.

Internal investigations at A&M Farms of Lyons, Georgia found evidence that a single line of Vidalia onions potentially contained Listeria.

Listeria is an organism that can be fatal in children, the elderly, and those with a weakened immune system.

The onions being recalled display a “Little Bear” sticker and the code, “4159.”

Anyone who purchased these onions can return them to the store of purchase for a full refund.