Xin Ao International Group Corp. of Linden, NJ, is recalling its 200 grams packages of “Sss Enoki Mushroom” and “K-Fresh Mushroom”, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

“Sss Enoki Mushroom” and “K-Fresh Mushroom” were sold at 99 Ranch Supermarket retail stores in Maryland. The product comes in 200 grams, clear plastic package marked with lot # 6953150100677 for “Sss Enoki Mushroom” & 4892742010234 for “K-Fresh Mushroom” on the top and with an expiration date of 02/15/2023 stamped on the side.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by Maryland Department of Health which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product while the Food and Drug Administration and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

There is currently an investigation of a Listeria outbreak linked to another brand of enoki mushrooms and there have several recalls of similar products, but there have not been any illnesses reported to this brand.

Consumers who have purchased 200 gram package of “Sss Enoki Mushroom” & “K-Fresh Mushroom” should not consume them and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 908-260-3061.

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 recalledproduct 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.