Manhattan Firm Recalling Tainted Soybean Sprouts

October 5, 2010

A New York City firm is recalling packages of soybean sprouts after routine sampling by state inspectors detected the presence of listeria.

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker on Thursday says the recalled soybean sprouts were sold only by Essex Farm Inc. located inside the Essex Street Market at 120 Essex St.

He says the sprouts were marketed on random weight plastic foam trays overwrapped with clear plastic and were not coded. They were only sold at the Manhattan location.

Customers who purchased the soybean sprouts from Essex Farm are urged to return them to the market or to discard them.

Listeria can cause serious or fatal infections in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

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