Jan Fruits Inc. of Vernon, CA is recalling all its cases of its 200g/7.05oz packages of Enoki Mushroom (Product of Taiwan) because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the State of Hawaii which revealed that the finished products contained Listeria monocytogenes. 

According to the company announcement posted by the FDA, the recalled Enoki Mushroom product was distributed in California to small local produce distributors or wholesalers for further distribution to retail stores within California and Hawaii.

Recalled product:

  • The Enoki Mushroom comes in a 200g/7.05oz clear plastic package with the following description “Taiwan Best Quality Enoki Natural Mushroom***Manufacturer: Changhua County Mushrooms Production Cooperative” in English. 
  • There is a green lettered “Premium” Printed with two QR scan codes and UPC 8 51084 00835 8 on the back side of a package
  •  There is a Lot Code #3779 outside of box.

As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The distribution of the product is suspended.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the California Department of Public Health.

Consumers should return enoki packages 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 of the 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 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.

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