U.S. flag An official website of the United States government
  1. Home
  2. Safety
  3. Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts
  4. Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. Voluntarily Recalls Edamame Due to Potential Health Risk
  1. Safety

COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT

Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. Voluntarily Recalls Edamame Due to Potential Health Risk

When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company's announcement as a public service. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

Read Announcement View Product Photos

Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. Voluntarily Recalls Edamame Due to Potential Health Risk

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
March 16, 2017
FDA Publish Date:
February 09, 2018
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Organic Food / Home Grown
Food & Beverage Safety
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Listeria
Company Name:
Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp.
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
(no brand name) Edamame
Product Description:
Product Description
Edamame (Soybeans)

Company Announcement

Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. (“AFC”) of Rancho Dominguez, California is recalling its Edamame (Soybeans) – UPC 0-23012-00261-9, dated between 01/03/2017 and 03/17/2017 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  Contamination was discovered via random testing under AFC’s Quality Assurance Program.

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. No illnesses have been reported to date.

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

The products were packaged by AFC Franchisees and sold, under refrigeration, in 8.0 oz (227 g) packages and identified as “Edamame – Soybeans in Pods”. The packed Edamame was sold at designated retail sushi counters within grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers in the following states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WY.

Consumers concerned about whether the Edamame they purchased is subject to this recall should check with the store of purchase. Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should not consume it and return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.

A picture of the retail Edamame package is attached to the end of this release. The date code can be found on the face of the package.

Consumers with questions may call 1-866-467-8744 during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time) or email recall@afcsushi.com.  


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
1-866-467-8744
recall@afcsushi.com

Product Photos