August 3, 2015: Good Seed Inc. Recalls Soybean Sprouts & Mung Bean Sprouts Due To Potential Listeria contamination

On August 3, 2015, Good Seed Inc., of Springfield, VA, announced a recall for all packages of its soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria is a type of bacterium can cause a serious and sometimes fatal infection known as listeriosis. Those especially vulnerable to contracting listeriosis and suffering its complications include infants, pregnant women, the elderly and frail, and those with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis can cause miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women.

Listeriosis symptoms may include fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the central nervous system, symptoms may include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions. Pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms. Consumers should always direct health questions to their doctor, or healthcare professional.

Soybean Sprouts and Mung Bean Sprouts Recalled For Listeria Contamintation

According to the company press release, the following products are being recalled:

  • 1-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC Code of “21111 10035” produced on or after June 22, 2015.
  • 1-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC code of “21111 20136” produced on or after June 22, 2015.
  • 2-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC Code of “21112 58772” produced on or after June 22, 2015.
  • 2-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC code of “21111 25871” produced on or after June 22, 2015.
  • 10-lb bags of soybean sprouts in black plastic bags labeled with a sticker “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” produced on or after June 22, 2015.
  • 10-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled with a sticker “GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts” produced on or after June 22, 2015.

These items were distributed to retail stores in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey.

The presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the recalled product(s) was detected through routine testing conducted by the Virginia Rapid Response Team (RRT), Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and testing by the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services.

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