For Immediate Release
March 8, 2019
Fullei Fresh of Miami, Florida is voluntarily recalling Organic Bean Sprouts because it has 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.
Organic Bean Sprouts were shipped to Whole Foods Markets in Florida and Freedom Fresh (a Miami distributor) on February 18, 2019.
The product is packaged as 4 oz. in plastic clamshells. It has a lot code 041 and a sell by date of February 28, 2019. This information is printed in black ink on the package label. The UPC code is 017442052108.
To date, Fullei Fresh has not been informed of any illnesses associated with this recall.
This recall was voluntarily issued after the Florida Department of Agriculture pulled a sample from a store shelf. Fullei Fresh is carrying out this recall with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
Consumers can use the following information to determine if they have the recalled product. Anyone who has the recalled product should not consume it and destroy it.
Consumers with questions may call (305) 758-3880 Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST.