U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food Safety Alerts
Kkot Saem Sprouts, Inc. Recalls Soybean Sprouts and Mungbean Sprouts Because of Possible Health Risk
12/19/2014 10:40 PM EST
Kkot Saem Sprouts, Inc. of Spanaway, Washington is voluntarily recalling Soybean Sprouts and Mungbean Sprouts sold under brand names Kkot Saem, Winter Blossom Bean Sprouts, and Winter Blossom 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.