Green Valley Food Corp. issues Voluntary Recall of sprouts due to possible Listeria contamination

January 5, 2012

Green Valley Food Corp. issued a recall because of a possible health risk. Products which were distributed from 12/07/2011 to 1/1/2012 are affected in this recall and/or if the items have a use by date ranging from 12/22/2011 to 1/17/2012.

The product being recalled is:

UPC Code Product Description Lot Code
714722208087 Lets Grow Healthy Together Mung Bean Sprouts 8 oz all

Green Valley Food Corp. of Dallas, Texas is recalling approximately 35,159 cases of a variety of products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Random samples tested positive for 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.

For more information, please contact the vendor at (214) 939-3900 or read about the recall on the FDA website.