Nationwide recall of organic fungi initiated due to Listeria risks

Although company officials have not commented on how the contamination was discovered, Marquis Worldwide Specialty Inc. is recalling its organic enoki mushrooms over concerns over Listeria monocytogenes.

Industry Company in California is warning consumers to throw away fresh mushrooms even if they don’t look or smell spoiled, according to the company’s Food and Drug recall notice Administration.

The recall notice says the product “does not have a clear expiration date” because “it is a vegetable.” No identification code appears on the packaging.

Marquis Worldwide Specialty distributed enoki mushrooms nationwide to produce wholesalers and retailers.

Plastic packaging of 200 grams transparent at the top and orange at the bottom. The packages have “Conah Organic enoki mushroom” written on the front of the packages.

Mushroom packaging bears the USDA organic seal imprinted on it.

According to the company, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled mushrooms.

“We are investigating to determine where the contamination has occurred. Consumers who have purchased 200g packs of “Conah Organic Enoki Mushroom” are asked to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. According to the recall notice.

Consumers who have questions can contact the company at 626-810-6426.

About Listeria infections
Foods contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell altered, but can still cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Anyone who has eaten the recalled mushrooms and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should see a doctor and inform their doctor of the possible exposure to Listeria.

Additionally, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled mushrooms should monitor themselves for symptoms over the next several weeks, as it may take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of Listeria. listeriosis develop.

Symptoms of a Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle pain, severe headache, and stiff neck. Specific lab tests are needed to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are especially at risk for serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women have only mild flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature labor, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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