Bean and soy sprouts recalled because of Listeria concerns

Bean and soy sprouts recalled because of Listeria concerns

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Fullei Fresh is recalling bean sprouts and soy sprouts because of Listeria monocytogenes

The recalled products were harvested and shipped to distributors between Sept. 14 and Oct. 2021. They were sold in bulk packages as well as small retail packages.

There is concern consumers and businesses may still have some of the sprouts on hand because of the Oct. 5 harvest date on some of the products. Consumers and others can determine whether they have the recalled sprouts by using the label information below.

No other products are affected at this time as they are grown and packed in segregated departments.

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no known illnesses reported in connection with the products.

Recalled products:

  • Fullei Fresh conventional bean sprouts are sold in 5 lb bulk, 10 lb bulk and 8 oz retail packs. 
  • Organic bean sprouts are sold in 5 lb bulk and 4 oz retail packs. 
  • Soy sprouts are sold in 5 lb bulk and 10 lb bulk.
  •  The lot numbers are printed on the retail packs and on bulk cardboard boxes in the barcode (the last 3 digits.)
  • Affected lots are numbered consecutively between 251 and 271. 

Consumers in possession of these products should discard them.

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has consumed any recalled product and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure. Specific tests are required to diagnose the infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Also, anyone who has consumed any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for the food poisoning symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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