Sumary of FDA Announces Yet Another Recall on Enoki Mushrooms Due to Listeria Concern:
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall on Guan Mushroom Co Enoki Mushrooms for a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination..
- Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Enoki Mushrooms from this source have been connected with a listeria contamination..
- On June 9, 2020, Enoki Mushrooms from H&C Food Inc., Guan Mushroom Co, and Sung Hong Foods, Inc., were declared the source of an extended Listeria Outbreak, comprised of a total of 36 connected cases, in 17 different states, resulting in 31 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths..
- The Outbreak began on November 23, 2016, with the first reported cases of illness linked with Enoki Mushrooms and lasted until the closure of the investigation, on December 13, 2019..
- The current Listeria contamination has not yet had any reported cases of illness linked to contact with Guan Enoki Mushrooms..
- The potential contamination was discovered in a routine testing conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development which revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a 200g package of Guan Enoki Mushrooms..
- Nevertheless, some amount of recalled product had already been distributed in various grocery and food markets in CA, NY, and PA..
- The recalled Enoki Mushrooms include all Guan Enoki Mushrooms sold in 200g/7.05ounce bunches in clear plastic packaging with the description “Enoki Mushroom”…