Certain Trader Joe’s Soy Chunks Recalled Over Listeria Contamination Concerns


Sno Pac Foods Inc. of Caledonia, MN, if they recall the Trader Joe’s brand cut of soybeans from a store in Monrovia, CA, due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The recalled items have item number 99319 and are a blend of sweet corn, peeled edamame and red peppers. The product is unique in 16 ounce packages.

The product is labeled as “Keep Frozen” and has a UPC number of 0099-3197.

Some of the soybeans have the lot code SOM2.309.1C and an expiration date of 05/11/23. Other packages of the product have a lot code SOM1.310.1C and an expiration date of 6/11/23. There are also recalled packages with a lot code SOM1.315.1C and an expiration date of 11/11/23.

There are concerns that consumers may have unused portions of soy in their homes as the expiration dates run until November 2023. Consumers should not eat the recalled product.

The company did not indicate whether any illnesses had been linked to the product in its recall information posted on the FDA website. The recall notice did not include any photos of the product.

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled, but can still cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Anyone who ate it recalled Products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical attention and inform their physicians of possible exposure to Listeria.

In addition, anyone who has consumed any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms over the next several weeks, as it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop. .

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle pain, severe headache, and stiff neck. Specific lab tests are needed to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients with weakened immune systems are especially at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women have only mild flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature labor, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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