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Soybean products recalled for Listeria contamination

Friday - 4/27/2012, 8:31pm  ET

WASHINGTON - A recall was issued on Friday for certain soybean products that may be contaminated with listeria.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says Henry's Farm Inc., of Woodford, Virgina, is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts because of the possible contamination.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to individuals with weakened immune systems. Healthier individuals can experience short term symptoms when exposed, such as high fevers, severe headaches, stiffness and nausea.

The following products are recalled:

  • All clear plastic packages containing 1.5 pounds grown in natural spring water soybean sprouts. The packages were not coded.

  • All bulk - approximately 10 pounds - plastic bags of soybean sprouts. The packages were neither coded nor labeled. These items were distributed to retail stores in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.

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