Several companies are recalling Enoki Mushrooms that may be contaminated with Listeria
More enoki mushrooms are being recalled due to ongoing listeria monocytogenes concerns, according to an announcement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The list is growing.
Top Quality Produce Inc. is recalling all cases of its 7.05-ounce packages of enoki mushrooms imported from Taiwan and sold from March 1 to 16, due to possible listeria contamination, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness. The mushrooms were sent to retail stores through produce distributors. The 5.25-ounce package of mushrooms are in a pink and transparent plastic package with the logo “Yes” and the bar code 825382736718.
Earlier this month, Jan Fruits Inc. recalled all of its cases of 7.05-ounce packages of enoki mushrooms due to the possible contamination of listeria. Now others are joining them. T Fresh Company also recently announced it is recalling its 5.25-ounce and 7.5-ounce enoki mushrooms — with lot numbers 6021053 and 6021052, respectively — because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria. Both products were imported from China.
Golden Medal Mushroom Inc. of Los Angeles, CA, is recalling certain cases of packages of Enoki Mushrooms, product of China, because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The potential for contamination was discovered after routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development rev
ealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a 200 gram package of Enoki mushroom.
CONCORD FARMS of Vernon, CA is recalling its 5.25oz (150g) enoki mushrooms, Lot #045633 grown in Korea, because it has the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness. More companies may be recalling as well. You can check the FDA website for more recalls.
About Listeria Infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure. Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because 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 aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses. Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.