UPDATED MAY 10, 2021 One year they were recalled in connection with a deadly Listeria outbreak, Guan’s enoki mushrooms are again being recalled for Listeria. No illnesses have been reported in association with the current enoki mushroom Listeria recall, according to Guan’s Mushroom Co. of Commerce, CA. Retailers should not sell and consumers should not eat these mushrooms as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.
Enoki Mushroom Listeria Recall
Last year, Guan’s had imported the recalled enoki mushrooms from Korea. This year, the recall mushrooms were imported from China. Both years, the contamination was discovered during routine testing, by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. This time around, the agency discovered Listeria monocytogenes in a 200g package of Guan’s enoki mushrooms. Guan’s issued the recall on April 20, 2021 after being notified of the results.
The recalled mushrooms were sold in 200g/7.05-ounce plastic packages with “enoki mushroom” in English, Korean and French on the front. The Guan’s logo and the product code RY3428A or RY3434A also appear on the front of the package. The UPC code: 810023170303 is on the back.
On May 6, 2021, Guan’s expanded the enoki mushroom Listeria recall to include 100g/3.5 ounce sizes.
Both sizes of this product were distributed nationwide to wholesalers and retail stores.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection usually develop within a couple of weeks but can take as long as two months to appear. They include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck and other muscle stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Pregnant women are at risk for miscarriage or stillbirth even if they experience mild symptoms.
Anyone who ate these mushrooms and develops symptoms of a Listeria infection should see a doctor right away.
Enoki Mushroom Listeria Outbreak
In 2020, a Listeria outbreak linked to enoki mushrooms imported from Korea sickened 36 people, four of whom died. Among the patients were six pregnant women, two of whom suffered miscarriages.
Guan’s was one of three companies that issued enoki mushroom recalls in connection with the outbreak. The other two companies were H&C Foods and Sun Hong Foods.
The illnesses were reported over a three-year period from November 23, 206 to December 13, 2019. The patients ranged in age from less than 1 year old to 97 years old. The 17 states included in the outbreak were: Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington. The fatalities were reported from California, Hawaii, and New Jersey.
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