There has been an expansion of a Soybean Sprouts recall from April 27 to now encompass Natto Soybean Sprouts due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The firm responsible for issuing the expanded recall is Henry’s Farm Inc. There are three products in total that are being recalled due to the potential health threat they pose. The first is a clear, 1.5 pound plastic package that contains what is known Grown in Natural Spring Water Soybean Sprouts. Next, all soybean sprouts that come in 10 pound bulk plastic bags are to be avoided. And finally, the recall concerns all clear plastic packages that contain one pound of Grown in Natural Spring Water Natto Soybean Sprouts.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services uncovered the Listeria while testing samples of the soybean products. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious health risks or fatality, especially to persons with weakened immune systems. Even healthy persons are at risk for nausea, headache, and diarrhea.
The products were available from retailers in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia. Unfortunately, none of the products mentioned have a code that consumers can identify. Illnesses have yet to be reported, but consumers are being advised that all purchased Soybean Sprouts affected by the recall can be returned for a full refund.
As a personal injury attorney in Burlingame, I hate to see the threat of listeriosis rear its head once again. An expanded recall is also particularly disheartening, because even those persons who previously thought they were safe may find that their food item has been compromised. I hope as an Oakland personal injury lawyer that the issue can be fixed before someone consumes this product.