Chang Farm Recalls Mung Bean Sprout For Listeria Concerns

Whatley, Massachusetts -based Chang Farm has recalled Mung Bean Sprouts citing the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

The recall involves all 10lb bags and 12 oz retail bags of Mung Bean Sprouts, both produced and packaged by Chang Farm on April 23 and distributed on April 24, 2023.

The affected product in 10 lb bags comes with no specified “Sell By” dates. The 12 oz retail plastic bags, labeled under the Chang Farm Brand as Premium Bean Sprouts, have a “Sell By” date of May 7.

The product has been distributed to retail stores and wholesalers throughout MA, CT, NY and NJ.

The recall was initiated after sample analysis by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ (NYSDAM) Division of Food Safety and Inspection confirmed Listeria Monocytogenes.

Listeria or L. monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, while listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

However, the company has not received any reports of illnesses related to the recalled product to date.

All retail stores and wholesalers with the affected products are urged to remove them from their shelves, and consumers are asked to discard or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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