Many companies have recalled Enoki Mushrooms due to a risk of Listeria bacteria contamination.
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UPDATE: CDC Investigates Enoki Mushroom Listeria Outbreak
In November 2022, the CDC reported that enoki mushrooms were linked to an outbreak of Listeria illnesses. One person in Nevada and 1 person in Michigan were hospitalized due to a severe Listeria illness, according to the CDC, but there may be more illnesses linked to enoki mushrooms.
Enoki mushrooms are popular in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean food, and they are almost always eaten cooked in soups, hot pots, and stir-fried dishes.
On November 17, Green Day Produce Inc. recalled 200g/7.05-oz. clear plastic packages of Enoki Mushrooms that were sold in September and October 2022 after a package tested positive for Listeria, according to Michigan health officials.
2023 Enoki Mushroom Recalls
- Jan Fruits – 200g/7.05oz packages of “Taiwan Best Quality Enoki Natural Mushroom” Manufacturer *** Changhua County Mushrooms Production Cooperative”
- Utopia Foods (expanded recall) – Enoki Mushrooms
2022 Enoki Mushroom Recalls
- Utopia Foods – Enoki Mushrooms (Product of China)
- Green Day Produce Inc. – Enoki Mushrooms (Product of Korea)
- T Fresh Company – Yes! Enoki Mushrooms (Grown in China)
- Wisetrade Corporation – “Global Fresh Marketing Enoki Mushrooms”
- Farm Fresh Produce LLC – “TWA AGRICULTURE MIXED MUSHROOMS”
- Jan Fruits Inc. Enoki Mushrooms (Product of Taiwan) – “Taiwan Best Quality Enoki Natural Mushroom”
- Top Quality Produce Inc. – Enoki Mushrooms (Product of Taiwan) – “Taiwan Enoki Mushroom”
- T Fresh Company – Enoki Mushrooms (Grown in China) – “Yes® Enoki Mushroom – Pesticide Free”
Concord Farms Recalls Enoki Mushrooms
In February 2022, Concord Farms recalled 5.25oz (150g) enoki mushrooms (Lot #045633) that were grown in Korea after a product tested positive for Listeria, according to the California Department of Public Health.
Jan Fruits Recalls Enoki Mushrooms in California
In February 2022, Jan Fruits Inc. recalled all cases of its 200g/7.05oz packages of ENOKI MUSHROOM (Product of Taiwan) due to a risk of Listeria contamination. No illnesses were reported.
4 More Companies Recall Enoki Mushrooms / Seafood Mushrooms for Listeria Risk
On May 28, 2021, four more companies in California issued nationwide recalls for enoki mushrooms and Guan’s Seafood Mushrooms due to a risk of Listeria infections. The recalled products include:
- Marquis Worldwide Specialty Inc. – 200-gram packages of Conah Organic Enoki Mushrooms
- Rainfield Marketing Group – 150-gram packages of Enoki Mushrooms (Product of Korea)
- Concord Farms – 150-gram and 200-gram packages of Concord Farms Fresh Enoki Mushrooms
- California Terra Garden Inc. – 150-gram packages of Guan’s Seafood Mushroom (Product of China)
Golden Medal Mushroom Inc. Recalls Enoki Mushrooms
On April 22, 2021, Golden Medal Mushroom Inc. recalled all cases of 200-g/7.05-oz. Enoki Mushrooms (Product of Korea) due to a risk of Listeria. No illnesses were reported, but health officials in Michigan reported that a product tested positive for Listeria. The mushrooms were distributed in Texas and other states nationwide by distributors and wholesalers in Texas, California, Illinois.
2021 UPDATE: Guan’s Announces Another Recall for Enoki Mushrooms Due to Listeria Risk
In April 2021, one year after a deadly outbreak of Listeria, Guan’s Mushroom Co. issued another recall for all boxes of 200-g (7.05-oz) Enoki Mushrooms from China due to possible Listeria contamination. The enoki mushrooms were distributed nationwide.
2020: Enoki Mushrooms Linked to Deadly Listeria Outbreak
In spring 2020, health officials reported that a deadly outbreak of Listeria was linked to enoki mushrooms from Korea. The mushrooms were sold in Texas and other states.
The Listeria outbreak infected at least 36 people in 17 states, including 4 people who died in California, Hawaii, and New Jersey, and 2 fetal deaths in pregnant women. The illnesses were reported from November 2016 through December 2019.
FDA Warns High-Risk People Not to Eat Enoki Mushrooms from Korea
On March 27, 2020, the FDA warned high-risk groups of people not to eat any enoki mushrooms from Korea, even if the mushrooms were not recalled, due to the risk of Listeria infection. These groups include the elderly, people with weakened immune systems or chronic diseases, pregnant women and their newborn babies.
Guan’s Recalls Enoki Mushrooms
In March 2020, Guan’s Mushroom Co. recalled all 200-gram/7.05-ounce plastic packages of Enoki Mushrooms (Product of Korea) after a product tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. It was distributed in California, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Enoki Mushrooms Recalled in Texas After Deadly Listeria Outbreak
On March 9, 2020, Sun Hong Foods Inc. recalled enoki mushrooms after they were linked to a deadly outbreak of Listeria food poisoning illnesses that occurred between November 2016 and December 2019.
Recalled Mushrooms Were Distributed in Texas
Sun Hong Foods recalled enoki mushrooms that were distributed in Texas. No illnesses have been reported in Texas as of March 10, 2020.
The recalled mushrooms may have been sold at Asian supermarkets, such as J&L Supermarket, Jusgo Supermarket, ZTao Market, New Sang Supermarket, and Galleria Market. The mushrooms were also sold in California, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, and Florida.
CDC Warns High-Risk People to Avoid Enoki Mushrooms
The recalled enoki mushrooms do not account for all of the illnesses, so it is likely that other enoki mushrooms labeled as “Product of Korea” are contaminated with Listeria, according to the CDC.
Therefore, health officials are warning all high-risk people to avoid eating enoki mushrooms from Korea. That includes pregnant women, people age 65 and older, and people with weak immune systems.
How Many People Are Sick?
As of March 10, 2020, the outbreak has infected at least 36 people with Listeria in 17 states, including 4 people who died in California, Hawaii, and New Jersey. Six victims are pregnant women, two of whom suffered a miscarriage, according to the CDC Outbreak Investigation.
Warning Signs & Symptoms of Listeria Food Poisoning
The signs of a Listeria monocytogenes infection can appear as early as 1 day after eating contaminated food, or up to 70 days, but it usually takes 1 to 4 weeks for symptoms to appear.
Pregnant women may have mild symptoms, such as a fever, flu-like illness, fatigue, or muscle aches, before they suffer a miscarriage, stillbirth, or life-threatening infection of the newborn baby.
People who are not pregnant may experience symptoms of a Listeria infection like a headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions in addition to fever and muscle aches.
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