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Ready-to-eat sushi, salads and spring rolls sold at Walgreens, 7-Eleven and more recalled over listeria concerns

Fuji Food Products, Inc. (Fuji) recently announced the voluntary recall of ready to eat sushi, salads and spring rolls sold to select retailers and distributors along the East Coast and Upper Midwest. The voluntary recall is in response to a notification by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the potential for product contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

To date, public health officials have not reported any illness associated with these products.

Fuji Food Products is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. Listeria monocytogenes is 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. 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 has ceased production and distribution of their products in this facility as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused this problem. Fuji Food Products has never before recalled any of its products.

“As responsible processors of safe, fresh food for nearly 30 years, we are addressing this problem vigorously and we apologize to those who are affected by it,”” said Fuji Food Products CEO Farrell Hirsch. “We will restart operation only after we have eliminated the cause and the FDA certifies that our facility is once again free of possible contamination.”

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.

Product was sold and/or distributed in the following states and includes 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.

UPC CodeProduct DescriptionRange of Sell-By Dates
7-32869-28101-5Okami 8pc California Roll11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
7-32869-28102-2Okami 8pc Spicy California Roll11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
7-32869-28103-9Okami 8pc Supreme California Roll11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
7-32869-28104-6Okami 8pc Spicy Supreme California Roll11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
7-32869-28105-3Okami 8pc Classic California Roll with SO11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
7-32869-28111-4Okami 8pc Supreme Combo11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
7-32869-28112-1Okami 8pc Supreme Sampler11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
7-32869-28122-0Okami 8pc Brown Rice Classic California Roll11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
7-32869-28200-5Okami 25pcs Sushi Platter11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
7-32869-28201-2Okami 6pcs Sushi Platter11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
7-32869-28262-3Okami 8pc Seafood Combo11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
7-32869-28114-5Okami Tempura Shrimp Roll 6pc11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
7-32869-28113-8Okami 8pc Salmon Philly Roll11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
603751Trader Joes Smoked Salmon Poke Bowl11/20/2019-12/04/2019
614719Trader Joes Banh Mi Style Salad11/19/2019- 12/03/2019
908795Trader Joes Shrimp Spring Rolls 7oz11/18/2019- 12/02/2019
921510Trader Joes Tofu Spring Rolls 7 oz11/18/2019- 12/02/2019
646574Trader Joes Queso Fundido 16oz12/10/2019-12/24/2019
348966Trader Joes 8pcs Spicy Cal Roll 8oz11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
348997Trader Joes 8pcs California Roll 8oz11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
513289Trader Joes 8pc Tempura Shrimp Crunch Rolls 8.5oz11/22/2019- 12/06/2019
603775Trader Joes 8pcs Smoked Salmon Philly Roll11/20/2019-12/04/2019
909822Trader Joes  8pcs Brown Rice California Roll 8oz11/22/2019- 12/06/2019

For inquiries consumers are welcome to call the customer service line at 1-888-667-1504.

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