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Press Release for Hanbit Enterprises, Inc. dba Jack and the Beanstalk Recalls Soybean Sprouts Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 13, 2015 — Hanbit Enterprises, Inc. dba Jack and the Beanstalk is recalling Soybean Sprouts in 1lb, 1.5lb, 10 lb, and Natto plastic bags distributed up to and including February 12, 2015 with Best if Used by dates up to February 19, 2015, 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 long-‐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 soybean sprouts were distributed to Bay Area stores and restaurants.
1LB SOYBEAN SPROUT BAR CODE – 7-27580-12366-9
1.5LB SOYBEAN SPROUT BAR CODE – 7-27580-12365-2
10LB SOYBEAN SPROUT BAR CODE – 7-27580-12351-5
NATTO SOYBEAN SPROUT BAR CODE – 7-27580-12367-6
No illnesses that have been reported to date.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the FDA which revealed that the finished products contained the Listeria bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers who have purchased Hanbit Enterprises, Inc. soybean sprouts in 1lb, 1.5lb, 10lb, and Natto plastic bags are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 831-422-8028 during office hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.