Soy sprouts produced by Chang Farms of Whately, MA have been recalled due to the presence of Listeria. The 12-ounce packages of sprouts, which were sold in Stop & Shop, Market Basket and Whole Foods Market stores, are labeled with a "sell-by" date of April 19th.
Consumer alerts have been issued by Stop and Shop, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Massachusetts Department of Health. FDA has not yet posted a recall advisory on its web site, but I expect that they will follow suit.
Except for Listeria monocytogenes, most species of Listeria are not human pathogens. There have been no illnesses associated with this recall so far.
If you have purchased the recalled sprouts, either discard them or return them to the store for a refund.
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