One year after they were linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak, Guan’s enoki mushrooms are again being recalled for Listeria. In its current enoki mushroom Listeria recall, Guan’s Mushroom Co. of Commerce, CA said it was unaware of any illnesses associated with the product imported from China. However, retailers should not sell and consumers should not eat these mushrooms as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.

Guan's Enoki Mushroom Listeria Recall 2021

Enoki Mushroom Listeria Recall

During routine testing, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development discovered Listeria monocytogenes in a 200g package of Guan’s enoki mushrooms. After being informed of the test results, the company issued a recall on April 20, 2021.

The recall includes 200g/7.05-ounce plastic packages of the product with “enoki mushroom” in English, Korean and French on the front. The Guan’s logo and the product code RY3428A or RY3434A also appear on the front of the package. The UPC code: 810023170303 is on the back.

This product was distributed to wholesalers and retail stores nationwide.

Symptoms of a Listeria infection include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck and other muscle stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Pregnant women are at risk for miscarriage or stillbirth even if they only experience mild symptoms.

Anyone who ate these mushrooms and experiences symptoms of a Listeria infection should see a doctor right away.

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Enoki Mushroom Listeria Outbreak

In 2020, enoki mushrooms imported from Korea were linked to a Listeria outbreak that ended after sickening 36 people, four of whom died. Six pregnant women were part of the outbreak, two of them suffered miscarriages. Pritzker Hageman’s Listeria lawyers once won a $3.5 million settlement for a family who lost unborn twins after the mother developed a Listeria infection.

The illnesses in the outbreak announced last year were reported over a three-year period from November 23, 206 to December 13, 2019. The outbreak patients ranged in age from less than 1 year old to 97 years old.

The 17 states included in the 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 fatalities 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.

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