Jan Fruits recalls Enoki mushrooms after testing finds Listeria
Jan Fruits Inc. of Vernon, CA is recalling all cases of its 200g/7.05oz packages of Enoki Mushrooms (Product of Taiwan) because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The potential for contamination was discovered after a retail sample was collected and analyzed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 7.05 oz. package of Enoki mushroom.
The recalled Enoki Mushroom product was distributed in California to produce distributors or wholesalers for further distribution to retail stores.
- The Enoki Mushroom comes in a 200g/7.05oz clear plastic package with the following description “Taiwan Best Quality Enoki Natural Mushroom*** Manufacturer: Changhua County Mushrooms Production Cooperative” and “Distributor Jan Fruits Inc.” in English.
- There is a green lettered “Premium” Printed with two QR scan codes and UPC 8 51084 00835 8 on the back side of a package.
- There is no lot code or dates on a package.
As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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 recalled products and 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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