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Kkot Saem Sprouts, Inc. Recalls Soybean Sprouts and Mungbean Sprouts Because of Possible Health Risk


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 19, 2014 – Kkot Saem Sprouts, Inc. of Spanaway, Washington is voluntarily recalling Soybean Sprouts and Mungbean Sprouts sold under brand names Kkot Saem, Winter Blossom Bean Sprouts, and Winter Blossom because it has 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.

Soybean Sprouts and Mungbean Sprouts were distributed at H-Mart in Washington and Oregon, and G-Mart in Oregon and the last date of distribution was on December 16, 2014. The mungbean sprouts product has a 5-day shelf life from the packing date and soybean sprouts product has a shelf life of up to two weeks from the packing date.

Soybean Sprouts Winter Blossom Bean Sprouts 1.5 lbs. Plastic bag, multi-colored with orange stripe on top, lower middle portion and at bottom. Orange & black English and Korean letters on white background on front of bag. 0 94922 55330 0
Soybean Sprouts un-labeled 5 lbs. Clear plastic bag with no label None
Mungbean Sprouts Kkot Saem Winter Blossom Bean Sprouts 0.8 lb Clear plastic bag with blue letters on white background.  English and Korean letters on front of bag. 1 80036 83737 2
Mungbean Sprouts Kkot Saem 2 lbs. Clear plastic bag with no label 0 94922 55334 8
Mungbean Sprouts Kkot Saem 5 lbs. Clear plastic bag with no label None
Mungbean Sprouts Winter Blossom Bean Sprouts 10 lbs. Orange and blue labeling in Korean and English on white background. 0 94922 55331 7

This recall was the result of the sample collected and analyzed by the Food and Drug Administration and it is revealed that the finished mungbean sprouts contained Listeria monocytogenes.

There have been no illnesses or deaths reported to date. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have purchased these recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase or discard products. Consumers who have questions should call Kkot Saem Sprouts, Inc. at 253-226-7569, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm PST.


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