Guan’s Mushroom Co of Commerce, CA is recalling enoki mushrooms imported from Korea that may be contaminated with Listeria. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported, according to the company. However, 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.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection include high fever, headache, muscle stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. These symptoms can take as long as 70 days to develop but usually appear within two weeks of exposure.
The recalled products were distributed to retail and wholesale stores in CA, NY, PA . in retail stores through produce distributors or wholesalers. They were sold in 200g/7.05ounce-clear-plastic packages with “Enoki Mushroom” in English, Korean and French on the label. The UPC code: 859267007013 and package code 14-1 appear at the lower right corner.
The recall comes on the heels of a Listeria outbreak linked to Enoki mushrooms imported by Sun Hong Foods Inc. of Korea that has sickened 36 people in 17 states. Four people have died. Among the three dozen people sickened in this outbreak are six pregnant women two of whom suffered miscarriages.
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