BROCKTON, Mass. — Fuji Food Products, Inc announced a recall of certain foods from major U.S. retailers because of the possibility the food was contaminated by listeria. The food recalled was traditionally Asian food products such as ready-to-eat sushi, spring rolls, and salads produced by Fuji Food Products. Food poisoning by listeria is a very serious health problem and must be treated as soon as possible. The potentially contaminated food was sold in the Upper Midwest as well as on the East Coast, according to Fox 6 Now.
Fuji Food Products’ ready-to-eat sushi can be found in numerous stores throughout the country. Those stores include 7-Eleven, Food Lion, Walgreens, Hannaford, Giant Eagle Supermarkets, Trader Joe’s, Bozzutos, Porkys, Superior Foods, and Supreme Lobster. Fuji Food Products distributed the recalled foods in plastic trays. The plastic trays have clear lids. The clear lids bear a “sell by” date on them.
Anyone who bought any of the recalled items should not attempt to consume them. Instead, they should dispose of the contents of the trays appropriately. Additionally, purchasers must be very careful to avoid spreading listeria bacteria to other foods or surfaces in which food might come in contact.
The FDA stated that it learned about the potential listeria contamination during a routine inspection of Fuji Food Product’s Brockton, Massachusetts facility. The FDA and Fuji Food Products shut operations down immediately once the contamination was discovered. The company has not resumed production and will not so until the FDA is satisfied that there is no longer a threat of a listeria outbreak.
Listeria is potentially fatal to people who are frail or have weakened immune systems. Symptoms of listeria infection include nausea, headaches, diarrhea, and stomach pain. Miscarriages and stillbirths are possible from listeria infections. The symptoms of a listeria infection are short-lived in healthy adults.
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