US: Henry’s sprout recall complicated by lack of lot codes
Posted: May 1st, 2012 - 12:18pm
Source: The Packer
Government officials say a listeria-related sprout recall by Henry’s Farm Inc. is hampered because the sprouts were sent to retailers without lot codes or other traceable labeling.
As of mid-afternoon April 30, it was not known what quantities of the Spring Water Soybean Sprouts and Spring Water Natto Soybean Sprouts had been distributed. No illnesses had been reported.
The initial April 27 recall by the Woodford, Va., company involved sprouts sent to retailers in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Test samples taken by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Safety showed positive results for listeria monocytogenes.
Henry’s Farm expanded the recall April 30 to include the natto sprouts. Calls to the company did not go through because its voicemail system was full and not accepting messages.