Manna Organics recalls sprouts because of listeria concerns

09/02/2012 07:57:00 PM
Chris Koger

FDAA sprout and soybean company is recalling products shipped to 10 states because of possible listeria contamination.

Of the 15 products in the recall by Manna Organics Inc., Newark, N.J., four are sprouts:

  • Soonyeowon soybean sprouts, 16 ounces, Universal Product Code 0 28346 07121 8;
  • Soybean sprouts, 10 pounds, UPC not available;
  • Soybean sprouts, 5 pounds, UPC not available; and
  • Soonyeowon Healthy soybean sprouts, 16 ounces, UPP 0 28346 07140 9.

According to a release on the Food and Drug Administration’s website, use-by dates for the four sprout products were not available.

They were shipped to restaurants, retailer and distributors in Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia on or after July 17.

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nogales Az  |  September, 02, 2012 at 09:06 PM

How many re-calls are going to be needed before government, or retailers step in, and demand that anybody that wants to sell perishables must take a course on basic food safety? There are certain basic steps needed in order to grow, transport, handle and sell food. Testing 101 should be mandatory, enough is enough.

Peshastin Wa.  |  September, 04, 2012 at 11:02 AM

........and the pundits insist that organics are the safest fruits and produce. Notice the virtual absence of conventionally grown fruit and produce in recall notices.

portland  |  September, 04, 2012 at 04:07 PM

"Notice the virtual absence of conventionally grown fruit and produce in recall notices." Unless that is sarcasm, that's an absurd statement. I don't know the numbers of CV vs OG recalls but CV is being recalled just as often if not more so...don't be silly.

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