California company recalls enoki mushrooms after testing shows Listeria...

California company recalls enoki mushrooms after testing shows Listeria monocytogenes

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Green Day Produce Inc. of Vernon, CA, is recalling its 200g/7.05oz packages of enoki mushrooms imported from Korea because a sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

“The potential for contamination was discovered after a retail sample was collected and analyzed by Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 200g/7.05 oz. package of Enoki mushroom,” according to the company’s recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.

The recalled mushrooms were sold from September to October. The recalled enoki mushrooms were distributed nationwide to distributors and retail stores.

They are in clear plastic packages with “Enoki Mushroom” in the front and Green Day Produce Inc. in the back. The UPC is 16430-69080 and is located on the back side of the package. There are no lot codes or dates on the packages.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The distribution of the product has been suspended.

Consumers who have purchased 200g/7.05 oz. packages of Enoki are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (323) 587-4688 or william@greendayinc.com.

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 product 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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