Updated February 27, 2022 to reflect all lots are now recalled. Golden Medal Mushroom Inc. of Los Angeles has expanded its Listeria recall of enoki mushrooms. Earlier this month, the company issued a Listero recall for a specific lot of enoki mushrooms. Now the company is recalling all 200g/7.05-ounce packages and 150g/5.25-ounce packages of enoki mushrooms.
At the time of the recall, the company said it was unaware of any illnesses associated with the enoki mushrooms imported from China. However, consumers who have purchased these mushrooms should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.
No business name or address appears on the package of the recalled enoki mushrooms.
The problem was discovered by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development which found Listeria monocytogenes in a package of the mushrooms. Distribution of the product has been suspended.
This is not the first time Golden Medal enoki mushrooms have been recalled for Listeria. In April 2021, the company issued a Listeria recall for enoki mushrooms imported from Korea. That recall was also triggered by product testing conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
In 2020, enoki mushrooms imported from Korea by other companies were linked to a Listeria outbreak that sickened 36 people from 17 states. Four people died. Six of the outbreak patients were pregnant women, two of them suffered miscarriages.
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, diarrhea, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions. 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 and mention exposure to Listeria.
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UPDATE This post was originally published on February 5, 2022, and updated on February 27, 2022 to include information about the recall expansion.