The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Metro Brands Enoki Mushrooms because of possible Listeria monocytogenes.

This recall comes after other Enoki mushroom recalls in the United States last month.

This warning was triggered by the CFIA’s inspection activities. The product was distributed to Quebec and possibly nationally in Canada.

Recalled products:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
None (Packed for Metro Brands) Enoki Mushrooms 99 g 0 59749 94854 8 All units sold up to and including May 14, 2021

The CFIA advises consumers to check to see if they have the affected product in their home and not to consume it.

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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 product 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.

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