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Manna Organics Recalls Tofu and Sprouts Because of Possible Health Risks
Sun Ja Lee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2012 - Manna Organics, Inc. of Newark, NJ, is recalling various soybean sprouts and tofu products listed in the table below because they have the potential to be contaminated with 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 headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled products were distributed to various restaurants, retailers, and distributors in NY, NJ, PA, MA, VA, MD, CT, GA, IL, and TX on or after July 17, 2012.
The Jinga Firm and Soft, SooNyeoWon Firm and Soft Tofu are packaged in a square 16-ounce white plastic container with the label sealed on top with UPC Codes: 0 28346 09112 4, 0 28346 09111 7, 0 28346 07812 5 and 0 28346 07814 9. Expiration date of September 9, 2012 or later is printed in black on top of the label.
The 5 pieces and 10 pieces tofu are packaged in a white plastic bucket. The 5 pieces and 10 pieces are lidded and labeled in Korean "Healthy Tofu" with UPC Codes 0 28346 09125 4 and 0 28346 09129 2. Affected products have an expiration date of July 25, 2012 or later.
The Soy Milk is packaged in a 1.3 gallon white plastic pail.
The Large Tofu Bucket(30 pieces), Soon tofu, and Small Tofu are packaged in a large, white plastic pail enclosed in a plastic bag labeled TOFU with the company name, address, and nutritional information listed directly below. Affected products have an expiration date of July 25, 2012 or later.
SooNyeoWon Silken Tofu is packaged in a small 14-ounce square plastic container with the label sealed on top. It has a UPC Code of 0 28346 09113 1. There is an expiration date printed in black on top of the label. Affected products have an expiration date of September 9, 2012 or later.
The Soybean Sprouts 16-ounce products come in a clear plastic sealed bag colored in red or green with the labels SOONYEOWON SOYBEAN SPROUTS or SOONYEOWON HEALTHY SOYBEAN SPROUTS with UPC Codes 0 28346 07121 8 and 0 28346 07140 9. The Soybean Sprouts 10lbs. and 5 lbs. bags come in a clear hand tied plastic poly bag labeled SPROUTS with the company info directly beneath it.
|Name||Package Size||UPC Code||Expiration Date|
|Soonyeowon Soybean Sprouts||16 oz.||0 28346 07121 8||N/A|
|Soybean Sprouts||10 lbs.||N/A||N/A|
|Soybean Sprouts||5 lbs.||N/A||N/A|
|Soonyeowon Healthy Soybean Sprouts||16 oz.||0 28346 07140 9||N/A|
|Jinga Firm Tofu||16 oz.||0 28346 09112 4||09/09/2012 or Later|
|Jinga Soft Tofu||16 oz.||0 28346 09111 7||09/09/2012 or Later|
|Soonyeowon Firm Tofu||16 oz.||0 28346 07812 5||09/09/2012 or Later|
|Soonyeowon Soft Tofu||16 oz.||0 28346 07814 9||09/09/2012 or Later|
|Soonyeowon Silken Tofu||14 oz.||0 28346 09113 1||09/09/2012 or Later|
|Tofu Large Bucket (30 pcs.)||5 gal.||N/A||07/25/2012 or Later|
|10 pcs. Tofu||1.3 gal||0 28346 09129 2||07/25/2012 or Later|
|5 pcs. Tofu||2.5 l||0 28346 09125 4||07/25/2012 or Later|
|Soon Tofu||5 gal||N/A||07/25/2012 or Later|
|Soy Milk||1.3 gal||N/A||N/A|
|Small Tofu||5 gal||N/A||07/25/2012 or Later|
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after random testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a 16-ounce package of SOONYEOWON SOYBEAN SPROUTS. As a PRECAUTION, a product wide recall is being initiated.
The production has been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased any of the items listed are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-862-267-3400. Hours of operation are 9 AM to 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday.