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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.

NamePackage SizeUPC CodeExpiration Date
Soonyeowon Soybean Sprouts16 oz.0 28346 07121 8N/A
Soybean Sprouts10 lbs.N/AN/A
Soybean Sprouts5 lbs.N/AN/A
Soonyeowon Healthy Soybean Sprouts16 oz.0 28346 07140 9N/A
Jinga Firm Tofu16 oz.0 28346 09112 409/09/2012 or Later
Jinga Soft Tofu16 oz.0 28346 09111 709/09/2012 or Later
Soonyeowon Firm Tofu16 oz.0 28346 07812 509/09/2012 or Later
Soonyeowon Soft Tofu16 oz.0 28346 07814 909/09/2012 or Later
Soonyeowon Silken Tofu14 oz.0 28346 09113 109/09/2012 or Later
Tofu Large Bucket (30 pcs.)5 gal.N/A07/25/2012 or Later
10 pcs. Tofu1.3 gal0 28346 09129 207/25/2012 or Later
5 pcs. Tofu2.5 l0 28346 09125 407/25/2012 or Later
Soon Tofu5 galN/A07/25/2012 or Later
Soy Milk1.3 galN/AN/A
Small Tofu5 galN/A07/25/2012 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.




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