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A Virginia sprout grower that has repeatedly recalled fresh sprouts because of positive tests for Listeria monocytogenes is again recalling Good Seed brand sprouts because of the potentially deadly bacteria.

Happy Sprout Inc. of Springfield, VA, recalled an undisclosed volume of fresh soybean sprouts Wednesday because routine surveillance sampling by the Food Safety Program of…

Henry’s Farm Inc. — shutdown March 3 after years of ongoing Listeria problems in its fresh sprouts and its facility in Virginia — issued a recall yesterday for soybean sprouts produced “on or after March 1.” Henry's Farm Natto Soybean Sprouts label These photos from previous Henry’s Farm Inc. sprout recalls show a lack of traceability information…

A Virginia grower-shipper of fresh sprouts who has had multiple pathogen-related recalls and been under investigation by state and federal officials since 2012 is finally out of business. A consent decree filed yesterday in federal court in Virginia effectively shuts down Henry’s Farm Inc. of Woodford, VA, and bars owner Soo C. Park from operating…

In the third such recall this year, Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA, is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Good Seed Soy Bean Sprouts labelElaine Lidholm, director of communications for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, told Food Safety News on Tuesday…

Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA, is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company announced a similar recall last month, also for potential Listeria contamination. Good Seed Soy Bean Sprouts labelThe most recent problem was discovered through surveillance monitoring coordinated by the Virginia Rapid…

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is warning consumers not to eat any canned soups or sauces made by Corfinio Foods of Richmond, VA, because they were improperly processed and therefore susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum. Ingestion of botulism toxin from improperly processed jarred and canned foods may lead to serious illness