Henry’s Farm expands recall of Listeria contaminated soybeans

Posted on May 2, 2012

Henry’s Farm Incorporated has expanded its voluntary recall of soybean sprouts because of the potential that they are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. An organism responsible for causing severe and possibly deadly infections in individuals with compromised immune systems such as children or the elderly, Listeria monocytogenes, may also cause people with healthy immune systems to experience symptoms such as diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea, painful headaches, stiffness, high fever and still births and miscarriages in pregnant females.

The recall, originally issued at the end of last month, includes 1.5 pound packages of Grown in Natural Spring Water Soybean Sprouts and bulk ten pound plastic bags of Soybean Sprouts, and one pound plastic packages of Grown in Natural Spring Water Natto Soybean Sprouts. These packages are not imprinted with codes or labels of any sort, and they were distributed for sale at retail outlets in Washington, D.C.; Virginia; and Maryland. The Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services first discovered the Listeria monocytogenes contamination during routine testing. Consumers with questions about this recall should contact the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food Safety and Security Program, and owners of products affected by this recall should contact Henry’s Farm for a full refund.

As a Ventura personal injury lawyer, I am hopeful that this recall is carried out successfully to prevent anyone from becoming ill because of this potential contamination. If you or someone you care about has been made ill by a defective product, please consider contacting a Long Beach personal injury attorney.

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