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These 4 Mushrooms Are Being Recalled Due to Listeria, FDA says

They were sent to retailers and wholesalers all across the country.

The Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about several types of mushrooms that could be contaminated with Listeria. The fungi were shipped nationwide, according to recall notices posted by the FDA.

The recalled mushrooms include:

  1. Enoki mushrooms grown in Korea but distributed by Concord Farms in Vernon, Cali. that are in black, yellow, and transparent packaging with "Concord Farms" above the label. The white, stringy mushrooms have small caps.
  2. Enoki mushrooms also from Korea but sent to retail stores and wholesalers in California, Maryland, and Texas by the Rainfield Marketing Group, Inc. of Vernon, Calif. They come in 150-gram packs with "Enoki Mushroom" and "Product of Korea" on the front along with "Must be cooked enough for a minimum of 3-10 minutes at 70°C, DO NOT CONSUME RAW." There is also a UPC code of 085412004020 on the back left. The California Department of Health discovered the presence of Listeria in these fungi.
  3. Organic Enoki Mushrooms distributed by Marquis Worldwide Specialty Inc. of Industry, Calif. in 200-gram packaging that is clear on top with "Conah Organic Enoki Mushroom" written on the front. The packages are also orange on the bottom, and the fungi are white with no smell.
  4. Seafood mushrooms from China and sent to wholesalers and retail stores nationwide by California Tera Gaden Inc. in Commerce, Calif. in 150 gram/5.3-ounce clear, plastic packages. They have a description of seafood mushrooms in English and French on the back with a UPC code of 859267007501 and Guan's logo on the front. Its possible Listeria contamination was also discovered by the California Health Department during routine testing.

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Enoki mushrooms

Listeria infection can cause symptoms like confusion, convulsions, diarrhea, fever, headache, loss of balance, and a stiff neck. These can start anywhere from one to four weeks after consuming contaminated food. It can be treated with antibiotics. For pregnant women, flu-like symptoms can develop and can lead to miscarriage, premature delivery, or stillbirth, according to the CDC.

No illnesses have been reported because of any of the recalled mushrooms, but the notices say if you have them you should not eat them and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda is a staff writer for Eat This, Not That!. Read more