VDACS News Releases
March 22, 2016
Henry’s Farm Inc. Recalls Soybean Sprouts Due to Possible Health Risk
Contact: Elaine Lidholm, 804.786.7686
Henry’s Farm Inc.
5500 Fair Oak Lane
Woodford, VA 22580
Mr. Soo Park, 301.802.2996
Henry’s Farm Inc. of Woodford, Va. is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to individuals with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The following products are being recalled by the firm:
These items were distributed to retail stores in Virginia and Maryland.
The contamination was discovered through surveillance and monitoring coordinated by the Virginia Rapid Response Team (RRT), Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Food Safety Program and subsequent analysis by the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) that revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the products. No illness has been reported to date.
Individuals who purchased soybean sprouts distributed by Henry’s Farm should return the product to the place of sale for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company directly at 301.802.2996 or the VDACS Food Safety Program, at 804.786.3520.
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