Chang Farm, of Whatley, MA, is recalling 10lb bags and 12 oz retail bags of Mung Bean Sprouts, produced by Chang Farm, because of the possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. 

Sample analysis by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ (NYSDAM) Division of Food Safety and Inspection confirmed Listeria Monocytogenes.

The affected product is packaged in 10-pound bags with no specified “Sell By” dates and 12-ounce plastic bags, labeled under the Chang Farm Brand as Premium Bean Sprouts and have a “Sell By” date of May 7, 2023.

The product has been distributed to retail stores and wholesalers throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.

Recalled products:

  • 10 lb bags (bulk) with no specified “Sell By” dates
  • 12 oz plastic bags (retail), labeled under the Chang Farm Brand as Premium Bean Sprouts and have a “Sell By” date of May 7th, 2023

As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been reported.

All retail stores and wholesalers who have this lot in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey should remove this product from their shelves. Consumers should not consume the products and should discard this product or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled product and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop. 

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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