H&C Food Inc. of Brooklyn has issued a recall for enoki mushrooms imported from Korea for potential risk of Listeria contamination. This is the third brand of imported enoki mushrooms to be recalled in connection with an ongoing Listeria outbreak that has sickened 36 people killing four of them.
Genetic tests performed on samples of the product performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were positive for the same strain of Listeria cultured from case-patients sickened. The recalled product was imported from Green Co. in Korea. It was sold in 7.05 OZ (200G) clear plastic packages withUPC#831211204181 and “H&C Food Inc.” on the label. They were sold at Great Wall Supermarkets in NY, MD and VA between February 15th, 2020 and March 5th, 2020. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.
Other brands of enoki mushrooms that have been recalled in connection with this outbreak are Guan’s and Sun Hong Foods.
The 36 people sickened in this outbreak, who range in age from less than 1 year to 97 years old, reported onset of symptoms on dates ranging from November 23, 2016 to December 13, 2019. Thirty of them were hospitalized and four people died.
The case totals reported from each state are: Arizona (2), California (9), Florida (2), Hawaii (3), Indiana (1), Kentucky (1), Massachusetts (2), Maryland (2) Michigan (1), Missouri (1), North Carolina (1), New Jersey (1), Nevada (1), New York (4), Rhode Island (1), Tennessee (1), and Virginia (3).
Symptoms of a Listeria infection include fever, headache, stiff neck, muscle aches, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. These symptoms can take as long as 70 days to develop.
If you or a family member are part of this outbreak and would like a free consultation with an experienced Listeria lawyer, please contact us. Pritzker Hageman’s Listeria Team has successfully represented clients nationwide for over 20 years and won what is believed to be the largest-ever Listeria settlement in the U.S. on behalf of a pregnant client who suffered serious injury and unimaginable loss. You can reach us by calling 1(888) 377-8900 (toll-free), texting 612-261-0856 or by completing the form below.