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Hawaii Firm Recalls Convenience Meals

A Hawaii-based company is recalling approximately 1,550 pounds of convenience meals that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Warabeya U.S.A, Inc. discovered the problem as a result of Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) microbiological tests. FSIS believes the products may have become cross-contaminated through contact with a food scale pan.

There have been no illnesses reported.


The recall includes the following products, which were distributed to retail stores in Hawaii:


“10.3-ounce packages of “7-ELEVEN FRIED CHICKEN BENTO”

“11-ounce packages of “7-ELEVEN TERIYAKI CHICKEN BENTO”

“10-ounce packages of “7-ELEVEN BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE BOWL”

“17.75-ounce packages of “7-ELEVEN BIG BENTO”

“7.25-ounce packages of “7-ELEVEN LITTLE SMOKIES SNACK PACK”

The packages include a best-eaten-by date and time of 06/30/11 11:30 a.m. The packages can also be identified by “EST. 12444” or “P-12444” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Questions about the recall should be addressed to the company’s administrative division manager, Monette Lastino, at 808-836-4742.


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