Fuji food products recalled

Fuji food products recalled

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers through a press release that Fuji Food Products, Inc. is recalling ready-to-eat sushi, salads, and spring rolls because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The products were distrusted in several states, including Rhode Island and Massachusetts. They were sold under the brand names Trader Joe’s and Okami. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.

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.

The problem was discovered in their Brockton, Mass., facility by a routine inspection conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company has ceased production and distribution of their products in this facility as the FDA and the company continue their investigation.

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 these products should dispose of them.

A complete product list is available online at https://tinyurl.com/s6blpj8 . Consumers with questions should call 1-888-667-1504.