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If You Have This Produce At Home, Throw It Out Immediately

It's just become part of a dangerous recall across several states.

Los Angeles-based Golden Medal Mushroom Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of its enoki mushrooms after testing at a Michigan plant showed the presence of the bacteria Listeria

The company is recalling all 7.05-ounce and 5.25-ounce containers of the mushrooms, a product of China. 

Keep reading to learn more about this dangerous recall, and then check out 6 Things You'll See at Costco This Year.

Enoki mushrooms

The recalled mushrooms were distributed to the Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles areas for sale in retail stores by January 4, 2022. The affected lot number is 300511, while the UPC numbers are 6953150100684 and 6953150110157.

There is no English translation on the label and no business names and addresses printed on the label. 

Luckily, no reported illnesses have been associated with the recall, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggests you throw affected products away immediately due to the dangers of listeria infection. 

"Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes," the Centers for Disease Control states. "An estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year, and about 260 die. The infection is most likely to sicken pregnant women and their newborns, adults aged 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems.

The distribution of the product has been suspended, according to the FDA.

For more on recalls, check out 6 Grocery Items Most Likely to Be Recalled, Experts Say.

Kristen Warfield
Kristen Warfield is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz’s journalism program in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Read more about Kristen