Possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes leads to enoki mushroom recall
California based Concord Farms is recalling its Korean grown enoki mushrooms because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The mushrooms were packaged and sold in 5.25oz. (150g) containers with Lot #045633.
Concord Farms Enoki Mushrooms
As we’ve written about previously, Listeria contamination isn’t normally that large of a concern for young and healthy adults. Often resulting in little more than some muscle aches, stiffness, headaches, and nausea. Children, the elderly, those with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women are more susceptible though. For these individuals, Listeria monocytogenes leading to Listeriosis can be extremely dangerous. Sometimes resulting in serious illness, death, and in pregnant mothers stillbirths.
The recall was initiated after a routine sampling by the California Department of Public Health. Concord Farms has suspended the production of the recalled mushrooms. Previously they were distributed from California by produce distributors. Remember, that mushrooms are fungi and should never be consumed raw.
To read the full FDA release on this recall, click here: https://bit.ly/3gUpZGZ