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HEALTH Advises Consumers Not to Eat Tofu and Sprouts from Manna Organics

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that they should not eat certain soybean sprouts and tofu from Manna Organics because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were distributed to various restaurants, retailers, and distributors in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, and Texas on or after July 17, 2012. The products may have entered Rhode Island through distributors in Connecticut or Massachusetts.

Symptoms of listeriosis can include high fever, severe headache, stiffness and nausea, or abdominal pain and diarrhea. Anyone who has eaten this product and experiences these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider.

The Jinga Firm and Soft, SooNyeoWon Firm and Soft Tofu are packaged in a square 16-ounce white plastic container with the label sealed on top with UPC Codes: 0 28346 09112 4, 0 28346 09111 7, 0 28346 07812 5 and 0 28346 07814 9. An expiration date of September 9, 2012 or later is printed in black on top of the label.

The five pieces and 10 pieces tofu are packaged in a white plastic bucket. The five pieces and 10 pieces are lidded and labeled in Korean "Healthy Tofu" with UPC Codes 0 28346 09125 4 and 0 28346 09129 2. Affected products have an expiration date of July 25, 2012 or later.

The Soy Milk is packaged in a 1.3 gallon white plastic pail.

The Large Tofu Bucket(30 pieces), Soon tofu, and Small Tofu are packaged in a large, white plastic pail enclosed in a plastic bag labeled TOFU with the company name, address, and nutritional information listed directly below. Affected products have an expiration date of July 25, 2012 or later. SooNyeoWon Silken Tofu is packaged in a small 14-ounce square plastic container with the label sealed on top. It has a UPC Code of 0 28346 09113 1. There is an expiration date printed in black on top of the label. Affected products have an expiration date of September 9, 2012 or later.

The Soybean Sprouts 16-ounce products come in a clear plastic sealed bag colored in red or green with the labels SOONYEOWON SOYBEAN SPROUTS or SOONYEOWON HEALTHY SOYBEAN SPROUTS with UPC Codes 0 28346 07121 8 and 0 28346 07140 9. The Soybean Sprouts 10-lb. and 5-lb. bags come in a clear hand-tied plastic poly bag labeled SPROUTS with the company info directly beneath it.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

For more information, consumers may contact the company at (862) 267-3400 or visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm317996.htm?source=govdelivery

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Department or agency: Department of Health

Online: http://www.health.ri.gov

Release date: 09-04-2012

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