Jan Fruits of Vernon, CA has issued a Listeria recall for enoki mushrooms. The recalled mushrooms, imported from Taiwan, were distributed to retail stores by California produce distributors and wholesalers.

This is one of several recent Listeria recalls for enoki mushrooms. Last week, Golden Medal Mushroom Inc. of Los Angeles issued a recall for enoki mushrooms imported from China.  And Concord Farms has issued a Listeria recall for enoki mushrooms imported from Korea.

Consumers who have recently purchased enoki mushrooms should check recall information carefully as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.

Symptoms of a Listeria infection, which can take as long as 70 days to develop, include severe headache, high fever, stiff neck, other muscle stiffness, loss of balance, confusion, and convulsions. Sometimes these symptoms are preceded by nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea.

The recalled mushrooms distributed by Jan Fruits were sold in 200g/7.05oz clear plastic packages. The following information is printed on the labels:

  • “Taiwan Best Quality Enoki Natural Mushroom***Manufacturer: Changhua County Mushrooms Production Cooperative”
  • “Distributor Jan Fruits Inc.” in English.
  • “Premium” appears in green lettering alongside two QR scan codes
  •  UPC 8 51084 00835 8 appears on the backside of a packageEnoki mushroom Listeria

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) discovered the problem after it collected and analyzed a 7.05-oz package of the mushrooms. Test results showed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

At the time of the recall, the company was not aware of any illnesses associated with the product.  Distribution has been suspended.