Soybean Sprouts Recalled by Happy Sprouts Because of Potential Health Risk

The sprouts may be contaminated with listeria

Soybean Sprouts Recalled by Happy Sprouts Because of Potential Health Risk
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June 9, 2017

Happy Sprout has issued a recall for all packages of soybean sprouts because they may be contaminated with listeria.

The affected products include:

  • One-pound bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts, Keep Refrigerated with UPC 21111 10035 and produced on or after May 1, 2017
  • Two-pound bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts, Keep Refrigerated with UPC 21112 58772 and produced on or after May 1, 2017
  • Ten-pound bags of soybean sprouts in black plastic bags labeled with a sticker saying GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts and produced on or after May 1, 2017

The sprouts were distributed to retailers in Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey.

Anyone who bought one of the affected products should take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Listeria is a dangerous organism that can cause serious—sometimes fatal—infections in people whose immune systems are weak. Though healthy people may experience only short-term symptoms—such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea—infection can result in miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

For more information, consumers can reach Happy Sprout at (703) 832-1232.