Sushi, salads, spring rolls recalled from Giant Eagle, Walgreen's
Fuji Food Products is recalling ready to eat sushi, salads, and spring rolls sold at stores, including Giant Eagle, Walgreen's, and Trader Joe's in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and 29 other states.
Although no illnesses have yet been reported, the Food and Drug Administration says the products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause severe 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. Fuji Food Products will continue to work closely with the authorities to investigate the issue.
The problem was discovered in their Brockton Massachusetts facility by a routine inspection conducted by the FDA. The company says it has ceased production and distribution of its products in this facility as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused this problem.
The products are packed in plastic trays with clear lids, and the sell-by dates are on the labels. Consumers who have purchased any of the following products affected by this recall should dispose of the product in an appropriate waste container.
People can call the customer service line at 1-888-667-1504.
Product was sold and/or distributed in the following states and included the following retailers:
Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin and was sold at 7 Eleven, Walgreens, Food Lion, Hannaford, Trader Joe’s, Giant Eagle Supermarkets, Porkys, Bozzutos, Supreme Lobster and Superior Foods.
Following is a complete list of affected products and their sell-by dates.