H&C Food Inc, of Brooklyn is the third brand of enoki mushrooms recalled in connection with a Listeria outbreak that has sickened 36 people killing four of them. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) performed genetic tests on samples of the product and they were positive for the same strain of Listeria that was cultured from the case-patients.
All of the recalls are for mushrooms imported from Korea. The other brands of enoki mushrooms that have been recalled in connection with this outbreak are Guan’s and Sun Hong Foods.
The recalled product, which was imported from Green Co. in Korea, was sold in 7.05 OZ (200G) clear plastic packages withUPC#831211204181 and “H&C Food Inc.” on the label. Great Wall Supermarkets in NY, MD and VA sold the product between February 15th, 2020 and March 5th, 2020. 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.
The 36 people sickened in this outbreak range in age from less than 1 year to 97 years old. They reported onset of illness on dates ranging from November 23, 2016 to December 13, 2019. Thirty of them were hospitalized and four died.
The case counts from each state are: Arizona (2), California (9), Florida (2), Hawaii (3), Indiana (1), Kentucky (1), Massachusetts (2), Maryland (2) Michigan (1), Missouri (1), North Carolina (1), New Jersey (1), Nevada (1), New York (4), Rhode Island (1), Tennessee (1), and Virginia (3).
Symptoms of a Listeria infection can take as long as 70 days to develop. They include fever, headache, stiff neck, muscle aches, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.
If you or a family member are part of this outbreak and would like a free consultation with an experienced Listeria lawyer, please contact us. Pritzker Hageman’s Listeria Team has won what is believed to be the largest-ever Listeria settlement in the U.S. on behalf of a pregnant client who suffered serious injury and unimaginable loss. You can reach us by calling 1(888) 377-8900 (toll-free), texting 612-261-0856 or by completing the form below.