The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers to avoid consuming ready to eat sushi, salad, and spring rolls sold by Fuji Food Products, Inc. Based on the FDA advisory, a routine inspection of the Massachusetts facility of Fuji Foods led to the discovery of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. In response to the notification by the FDA, Fuji Foods announced a voluntary recall of the products cited for contamination. The full list of the recalled products can be found here: LIST. https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/fuji-food-products-inc-voluntarily-recalls-ready-eat-sushi-salads-and-spring-rolls-manufactured-east. “To date, public health officials have not reported any illness associated with these products” according to the FDA.
According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “nearly all cases of listeriosis result from eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, and newborn infants can develop listeriosis if their mothers ate contaminated food during pregnancy.” CDC estimates, “Listeria causes an estimated 1,600 illnesses in people each year in the United States.”
The product was sold in many states besides New Jersey, and includes retailers such as 7 Eleven, Walgreens, Food Lion, and Trader Joe’s among others. The brand name under which these products are sold includes Okami and Trader Joe’s.