||DDS Regional Directors, STS Director, CTH Coordinators, Private Providers, CO Quality Management Personnel|
||Daniel A. Micari, Director, Quality Management Services|
||September 7, 2012|
||FOOD RECALL ADVISORY: Manna Organics Recalls Tofu and Sprouts Because of Possible Health Risks|
Food Recall Advisory
The State of CT Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section announced on September 5, 2012 the following food recall:
Subject: Manna Organics Recalls Tofu and Sprouts Because of Possible Health Risks Manna Organics, Inc. of Newark, NJ, is recalling various soybean sprouts and tofu products listed in the table below because they have 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.
The recalled products were distributed to various restaurants, retailers and distributors in NY, NJ, PA, MA, VA, MD, CT, GA, IL, and TX on or after July 17, 2012.
The Jinga Firm and Soft, SooNyeoWon Firm and Soft Tofu are packaged in a square 16-ounce white plastic container with the label sealed on top with UPC Codes: 0 28346 09112 4, 0 2834609111 7, 0 28346 07812 5 and 0 28346 07814 9. Expiration date of September 9, 2012 or later is printed in black on top of the label.
The 5 pieces and 10 pieces of tofu are packaged in a white plastic bucket. The 5 pieces and 10 pieces are lidded and labeled in Korean "Healthy Tofu" with UPC Codes 0 28346 09125 4 and 0 28346 09129 2. Affected products have an expiration date of July 25, 2012 or later.
Please ensure those responsible are aware of this food recall advisory. Also review your supplies to determine whether or not the identified products are present. If the identified products are present, address appropriately.