Golden Medal Mushroom Inc. of Los Angeles, CA has issued an enoki mushroom Listeria recall. Consumers who have purchased these mushrooms, imported from Korea, should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth. At the time of the recall, the company was not aware of any illnesses linked to the product.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection usually develop within two weeks of eating contaminated food but can take as long as two months to develop. They include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, other muscle stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Pregnant women are at risk of miscarriage or stillbirth even if they only experience mild symptoms.
Consumers who ate these mushrooms and experience symptoms of a Listeria infection should see a doctor right away.
Golden Medal Enoki Mushroom Listeria Recall
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development discovered that these mushrooms were contaminated with Listeria during routine testing. Golden Medal issued the recall after receiving the test results.
The recalled mushrooms were sold nationwide in 200g/7.05ounces plastic packages. The front of the packages read “Enoki Mushroom” and “Product of Korea.” The back of the product has the UPC code 809165582015.
2020 Enoki Mushroom Listeria Outbreak
Last year, enoki mushrooms imported from Korea were linked to a Listeria outbreak that sickened 36 people from 17 states. Four people died. Six of the people sickened were pregnant women, two of whom suffered miscarriages.
The 17 states that reported illnesses in that outbreak were: Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington. The deaths were reported from California, Hawaii, and New Jersey.
Three companies issued recalls for enoki mushrooms imported from Korea in association with the outbreak, H&C Foods, Sun Hong Foods and Guan’s Mushroom Co.
If you or a family member developed a Listeria infection after eating enoki mushrooms and would like a free consultation with our experienced team, please contact us today by calling 1(888) 377-8900 (toll-free), texting 612-261-0856, or by completing the form below.