Enoki Mushrooms Recalled in Canada Due to Listeria Risk

Check your kitchen for these mushrooms ASAP.

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Reviewed by Dietitian Emily Lachtrupp, M.S., RD

There’s an active recall on enoki mushrooms across Canada, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This is due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

You may remember back in December, enoki mushrooms from the brand Good were recalled in Canada due to a Listeria risk. Now, the brand K-Fresh’s mushrooms are affected, distributed in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and potentially other provinces.

The impacted bags of mushrooms have a UPC of "4 892742 010234" printed on the packaging. If your enoki mushrooms match the above descriptors, dispose of them immediately or return to the place of purchase. Be sure to properly clean the area where the mushrooms were stored as Listeria can easily spread to other food and surfaces.

While there are no illnesses connected to this recall, Listeria infection (listeriosis) can be a serious sickness for those age 65 or older, pregnant or immunocompromised. Common symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. More severe symptoms may include headaches, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after eating or handling the recalled enoki mushrooms, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

For questions about this recall, call the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 or email information@inspection.gc.ca

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