A week after the initial recall, a fifth update has been posted for certain enoki mushrooms sold in Canada and possibly contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

“The food recall warning issued on Oct. 28, 2021, has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation,” according to the latest update.

Covic International Trading Inc. is recalling Jongilpoom brand “Enoki Mushroom” from the marketplace because of Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers should not consume the recalled product.

The product has been sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan, and may have been distributed in other provinces or territories. A country of origin was not included in the recall notice.

Consumers can use the following information and information from previous recalls (see below) to determine whether they have the mushrooms in their homes.

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Jongilpoom Enoki Mushroom 200 g 8 807076 000321 CE 167D
CE 170D

The previous recalls are:

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 of the 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 product 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.