FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 9, 2015 — Korean Food Co. of Irving Texas is recalling 8 boxes of (20 bag in each box) Go-Hang Soybean sprouts in 1 lb. and 2 lb. plastic bags and eight 10 lb. black plastic bags distributed Jan 30, 2015 – Feb 6, 2015 because they have the potential to be contaminated with 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 headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The soybean sprouts were distributed to KO-MART in Dallas and H-MART in Plano and Carrollton retail stores in Texas.
1LB SOYBEAN SPROUT BAR CODE – 42053-12100
2LB SOYBEAN SPROUT BAR CODE – 42053-13650
10LB SOYBEAN SPROUT BAR CODE – 42053-13690
No illnesses that have been reported to date.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the FDA which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers who have purchased Korean Food Co. Soybean Sprouts in 1lb. and 2lb. plastic bags and 10lb. black plastic bags are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 213-500-1893, Sun-Sat, 24 hours a day.