Michigan testing finds Listeria in mushroom sample from China
Los Angeles-based Golden Medal Mushroom Inc. this weekend is recalling all cases of its 200g/7.05-ounce packages and 150g/5.25-ounce packages of Enoki Mushrooms (Product of China) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled mushrooms were distributed to the Chicago, Los Angeles, and Dallas areas through produce distributors or wholesalers for retail stores by 1/4/2022 and the affected lot number is 300511.
The Enoki comes in a 200g/7.05ounces, UPC: 6953150100684 and 150g/5.25ounces UPC: 6953150110157. The product is packaged in a vacuum-sealed plastic package with upper transparent and lower portion has a black background.
The product is “Product of China” and there is no English translation on the label. There are no business names & addresses printed on packages.
No reported illnesses are associated with the recall.
The potential for contamination was discovered after routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a 200gram package of Enoki. The distribution of the product has been suspended.
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 product 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 the food poisoning 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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