Hawaii firm recalls convenience meals for possible Listeria contamination
The products subject to recall include packages of 7-Eleven Fried Chicken Bento, Teriyaki Chicken Bento, Breakfast Scramble Bowl, Big Bento and Little Smokies Snack Pack. Each package includes a best eaten by date and time of "06/30/11 11:30 AM". The packages also bear "EST. 12444" or "P-12444" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on June 28, 2011 and distributed to retail stores in Hawaii.
The problem was discovered as a result of microbiological testing conducted by FSIS and may have occurred as a result of the products becoming cross-contaminated through contact with a food scale pan. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.