Nationwide recall of Guan’s Enoki Mushrooms because of potential Listeria

Guan’s Mushroom Co of Commerce, CA is recalling all cases of its 200g/7.05-ounce packages of Enoki Mushroom because is potential contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

The recalled products were distributed from California, New York, and Pennsylvania through produce distributors or wholesalers to retail stores nationwide.

The recall was initiated after routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a 200g package of Enoki.

Recall product front

Recalled product:

  • The Enoki comes in a 200g/7.05ounces, clear plastic package with the description “Enoki Mushroom” in English, Korean and French, and Guan’s logo on the front.  
  • At the back, there is UPC code: 810023170303. 
  •  The product code is RY3428A or RY3434A in the front bottom.
  • The product is being shipped in a white cardboard box with 25 pcs of 200g.  
  • The box contains Guan’s logo in blue color and product code RY3428A or RY3434A.
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As of the posting of this recall, there have been no illnesses reported in connection with this problem.

The distribution of the product has been suspended.

Consumers who have purchased 200g packages of Enoki are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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 products 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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