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Imported Enoki mushrooms recalled over listeria concerns

Mushrooms imported from Korea and distributed throughout New York, Maryland, and Virginia have been recalled due to a listeria monocytogene contamination. Sold by H&C Food Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, the mushrooms were manufactured by Green Co. (located in Korea) and sold in Great Wall Supermarkets between February 15th, 2020 and March 5th, 2020.

 

Recalled Product:

H&C Food Inc.

Enoki mushrooms

25 packs/net weight 5kg per carton

7.05oz (200g)

UPC Code #831211204181

 

A listeria monocytogene contamination can lead to listeria. Listeria often causes serious and sometimes fatal infections. It’s especially worrisome for young children, the elderly, pregnant women, new mothers, or anyone with weakened immune systems. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, those infected with listeria can suffer from symptoms such as "high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.”

Fortunately, as of the time this story was posted, no illnesses have been reported. Consumers that purchased the recalled product should return them to their retailer for a refund. If you have questions about the recall, you can reach H&C Food Inc. at 718-821-5188 ext.112 (Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm EST).

To read the FDA’s full release on the recall, click here: https://bit.ly/2RJSvyR