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 revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a 200 gram package of Enoki mushroom.
The product was distributed directly in Chicago, IL, in January 2022, and it has been further distributed to retail stores nationwide,.
Consumers can use the following information to der time whether they have the mushrooms in their homes:
- Enoki mushrooms in 200-gram/7.05-ounce packages have the UPC 6 953150 100684.
- The recalled enoki mushrooms have the lot # 300511.
- Product is packaged in a vacuum sealed plastic package with upper transparent and lower portion has a black background.
- The product is labeled as a “Product of China” and there is no English translation on the label. There are no business names or addresses printed on packages.
As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been reported.
Consumers who have purchased Enoki mushrooms are urged to discard or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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.
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