Canadian officials have ordered the recall of certain enoki mushrooms because tests have shown contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The Lian Teng Produces Inc. company is recalling its “Champignon Énoki” mushrooms. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recommending that consumers should not consume, use, sell, serve or distribute the recalled mushrooms.

As of the posting of the recall, no illnesses had been confirmed in relation to the implicated mushrooms.

The mushrooms are believed to have been distributed in Ontario and Quebec.

Consumers can use the following information to determine if they have the mushrooms in their homes. No date codes were provided.

Lian Teng“Champignon Énoki”200 g4 892742 010425SN: 612501

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 recalledmushroomsand 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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