October 12, Soy and Bean Sprout Recall

Bean Sprouts

On October 5th, 2021, Fullei Fresh announced a voluntary recall for both their bean sprouts and soy sprouts because of possible contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes. This is a voluntary recall done out of precaution, and other products are not considered at risk due to separate growth and processing departments for each product. Both the organic and conventional versions of these products fall under the recall, and Fullei Fresh is asking those in possession to please discard the product.  

To identify possibly contaminated food, look for lots 251-271, these were harvested and shipped between Sept. 14th and Oct. 5th of 2021. Lot numbers can be identified by the last 3 numbers on the barcode found on both bulk cardboard boxes and individual packages. Conventional sprouts may be in 8 oz, 5 lb, or 10 lb packages. Soy Sprouts may be found in either 5 lb or 10 lb bulk boxes.  

Listeria can be dangerous to young children, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Serious and potentially deadly infections may occur in these populations, however healthy individuals are considered only at risk for short term symptoms. These may include “high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea” (FDA, 2021). Pregnant women may experience miscarriages or stillbirths as a result of Listeria Monocytogenes infections. 

For pictures helpful in product identification please see https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/urgent-bean-and-soy-sprout-voluntary-recall for examples.  

In order to get more information, reach out to either the consumer help desk at (305) 758-3880 or at dannielle@fulleifresh.com 

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