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Chang Farm is voluntarily recalling Bean and Soy sprouts produced at Chang Farms with specific expiration date codes due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The recalled products are packaged 10 lb and 12 oz plastic bags, labeled under the Chang Farm Brand as Soy Sprouts and Bean Sprouts and both have a “Sell By” date of May 23 – 24, 2009.

The products were distributed to retail stores and restaurants throughout CT, MA, NJ and NY.

To date, there have been no reported illnesses.

It is estimated that every year in the United States 1,850 people become ill with Listeriosis. On average, 425 people die from the condition.

Pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are most vulnerable to Listeria. Symptoms of Listeriosis include, but are not limited to, fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Consumers should contact their healthcare provider with any illness concerns. Consumers with questions about the warning may contact Chang Farm at 413-665-3341.

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