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Recall -- Firm Press Release

 

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Chang Farm Recalls Soy Bean Sprouts Because of Possible Health Risk

 

Company Contact: 
Sidney Chang 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 14, 2009 – Chang Farm, River Road, Whatley, MA is issuing a voluntary recall of Soy Bean Sprouts produced by Chang Farms, with the specific sell-by date of July 17, 2009 because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes (L. Monocytogenes) contamination. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. 

The affected product is packaged in 10 lb bags (bulk) and 12 oz plastic bags (retail), labeled under the Chang Farm Brand as Soy Sprouts and have a “Sell By” date of July 17, 2009.

The product has been distributed to retail stores and wholesalers throughout MA, CT, NY and NJ.

No illnesses have been reported to date. 

Sample analysis by US FDA confirmed Listeria Monocytogenes. 

All retail stores and wholesalers who have this lot in MA, CT, NY and NJ should remove this product from their shelves.Consumers should discard this product or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

Consumers should contact their healthcare provider with any illness concerns. Consumers with questions about the warning may contact Chang Farm at 413-665-3341 or 413-222-5519.

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