Chang Farm, located at 301 River Road in Whatley, Massachusetts, is issuing a voluntary recall of Mung Bean Sprouts: all 10 lb. bags — some may not have sell-by dates — as well as 12 oz. retail bags, both packaged on April 23 (distributed April 24) produced by Chang Farm with the specific sell-by date of May 7, because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The affected product is packaged in 10 lb bags (bulk) with no specified “Sell By” dates and 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.
The product has been distributed to retail stores and wholesalers throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Sample analysis by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Division of Food Safety and Inspection confirmed Listeria Monocytogenes.
All retail stores and wholesalers who have this lot 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.
Consumers should contact their healthcare provider with any illness concerns. Consumers with questions about the warning may contact Chang Farm at 413-522-0234 or 413-222-5519 which will be monitored 24 hours EST from Monday – Sunday.