The packed Edamame was sold at designated retail sushi counters within grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers

Edamame soybeans / Advanced Fresh Concepts Recalls Edamame Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
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March 22, 2017

Advanced Fresh Concepts (AFC) is recalling its Edamame soybeans due to the possibility that they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. The contamination was discovered through random testing under AFC's Quality Assurance Program.

The affected product was packaged by AFC Franchisees and sold under refrigeration in 8.0-ounce (227 grams) packages. The product can be identified as Edamame – Soybeans in Pods with UPC 0-23012-00261-9, dated between 01/03/2017 and 03/17/2017. The date code can be found on the face of the package.

The packed Edamame was sold at designated retail sushi counters within grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.

AFC has notified all retail locations of the recall. Therefore, the product should no longer be available for purchase.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or older adults, pregnant women, 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, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Edamame should return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.

For additional information about this recall, contact AFC at (866) 467-8744.