A deadly outbreak of Listeria has been linked to enoki mushrooms from Korea that were sold in Texas and other states.
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UPDATE: FDA Warns High-Risk People Not to Eat Enoki Mushrooms from Korea
On March 27, 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
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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