T-Brother Food & Trading Ltd. is recalling Soo brand enoki mushrooms because testing has shown they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Consumers who have the mushrooms in their homes should immediately discard them, according to a recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. 

Distribution details are incomplete, but it is known for sure that the recalled mushrooms were sent to the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Nationwide distribution is also possible, according to the recall notice.

“This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings,” the government’s recall notice states.

Consumers can determine whether they have the mushrooms in their homes by looking for the following label information.

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Soo Enoki Mushroom 200 g 6 23431 92001 5 3.2.10 21

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 mushrooms 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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