Okami and Trader Joe’s brand sushi, salads and spring rolls are being recalled for potential Listeria contamination. The products, produced by Fuji Food Products Inc. were sold to select retailers and distributors along the East Coast and Upper Midwest. At the time of the recall, illnesses had not been reported in connection with the products, according to the company.
Consumers who have purchased these products should check recall information carefully as Listeria can cause illness and death. Symptoms of an infection can take up to two months to develop. They include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.
The problem was discovered by inspectors by the U.S. food and Drug Administration (FDA) during routine testing at the company’s facility in Brockton, MA. The company has paused production during the investigation and says it will restart only when the FDA certifies that the facility is free of contamination.
The recalled products were sold in plastic trays with clear lids and the sell-by dates are on the labels. The sell-by dates range from 11/22/19- to 12/06/19.