and Concern General United States

Samsung Soybean Sprouts Based in MD Recall for Listeria Monocytogenes Infection

The state of Maryland and authorities found an organism known to cause serious illness and fatal infection in the one-pound bags of soybean sprouts by Nam & Son of MD, Jessup. These soybean sprouts sold by December 21, 2023, have been recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Maryland state authorities randomly collected a one-pound bag of soybean sprouts, analyzed them, and found Listeria Monocytogenes in the products.

According to the CDC and FDA, Samsung Soybean products have been distributed to Korean groceries, especially in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Listeria monocytogenes attack our immune system and infected symptoms are high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea even in healthy individuals who consume the product with the infection. Moreover, Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No illness has been reported to date since it was distributed on December 14, 2023, and the “Sell by” date of December 21, 2023. The FDA alerts the ‘sell by’ date on the packaging should remove these products from their shelves and recommends ‘do not eat’ and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers should contact their health provider with any illness concerns. Consumers with questions about the warning may contact Nam & Son at 443-896-6738 which will be monitored 24 hours EST from Monday – Sunday.


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