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Food Safety News – Fuji Food Products Inc. has initiated a recall of ready to eat sushi, salads and spring rolls due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The products have dates through Dec. 6 and were sold to retailers and distributors along the East Coast and Upper Midwest.

The recall is in response to a notification from the Food and Drug Administration.

The products were sold or distributed in the following states:

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. 

The company reported the products went to retailers including 7-Eleven, Walgreens, Food Lion, Hannaford, Trader Joe’s, Giant Eagle Supermarkets, Porkys, Bozzutos, Supreme Lobster and Superior Foods.

The following products are subject to recall: (see list here)

The products are packed in plastic trays with clear lids. The sell-by dates are on the labels. Consumers who have purchased any of the products affected by this recall should dispose of the product.

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

About Listeria infections

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections.

Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop. Florida Man Warned To Clean Up Contaminated Sprout Farm

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications.

Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth. (To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)

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