September 18, 2021

Sun Hong Seafood Mushrooms Recalled For Possible Listeria

Sun Hong Foods of Montebello, California is recalling all cases of Sun Hong Seafood Mushrooms (another name for enoki mushrooms) because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Sun Hong Foods enoki mushrooms were recalled in March for the same problem, amid a possible outbreak that the FDA did not comment on further. This strange phrase is on the recall notice: "Status of the number and types of illnesses that have been confirmed to date – or that there are no illnesses reported to date" These mushrooms were distributed in California, Texas, Washington, Illinois, and Florida. The Sun Hong Seafood Mushrooms are packaged in 5.3 ounce/150 gram clear and green plastic bags. Seafood mushrooms, like enoki mushrooms, are white mushrooms with long white stems and … [Read more...]

Concord Farms Enoki Mushrooms Recalled For Possible Listeria

Concord Farms of Vernon, California, is recalling their Concord Farms enoki mushrooms for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The mushrooms were grown in and imported from Korea. The recalled product is Concord Farms enoki mushrooms that are packaged in a 5.3 ounce (150 gram) or 7 ounce (200 gram) clear, black, and yellow plastic bags, with black and yellow markings. The "Concord Farms" logo is printed above the words "Fresh enoki mushrooms" on the front. The UPC number stamped on this product package is 049995041049. The recall notice states that "Mushrooms are fungi, meaning they are not vegetables or fruits. Consumers should never eat mushrooms raw. All surfaces, … [Read more...]

Marquis Organic Enoki Mushrooms Recalled For Possible Listeria

Marquis Organic Enoki Mushrooms are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling company is Marquis Worldwide Specialty Inc. of City of Industry, California. The recalled product is Marquis Organic Enoki Mushrooms that is packaged in 200 gram containers. They were distributed nationwide from California through retail store and other produce wholesalers. The package is plastic, clear on top and orange on the bottom part. It has "Conah Organic enoki mushrooms" written on the front. The mushroom is white and has almost no smell. It does not have a clear date of expiration. The company is investigating to discover how the contamination occurred. If … [Read more...]

Rainfield Marketing Enoki Mushrooms Recalled For Possible Listeria

Rainfield Marketing Enoki Mushrooms are being recalled because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The mushrooms were grown in Korea. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The company is located in Vernon, California. The recalled mushrooms were distributed to California, Maryland, and Texas through produce distributors or wholesalers to be sold in retail stores nationwide. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the California Department of Public Health revealed the presence of Listeria in the product. The Rainfield Marketing Enoki Mushrooms are packaged in a 150 gram, clear plastic and orange package with the description "Enoki Mushroom" in English and labeled … [Read more...]

Golden Medal Mushroom Enoki Mushrooms Recalled For Listeria

Golden Medal Mushroom Enoki mushrooms are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these mushrooms. This product was imported from Korea. The recalled mushrooms were distributed to California, Illinois, and Texas through produce distributors or wholesalers to retail stores nationwide. The recalled product is Golden Medal Mushroom Enoki mushrooms that are packaged in a 200 gram (7.05 ounce) clear plastic and green package. The description "Enoki Mushroom" is printed on the label in English and labeled "Product of Korea." On the package of the package the UPC number 809165582015 is stamped on the bottom left along with Golden Medal Mushroom Inc.'s name and address … [Read more...]

Number Seven Outbreak of 2020: Deadly Enoki Mushrooms Listeria

The number seven outbreak of 2020 was the deadly Enoki mushroom Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that sickened 36 people in 17 states last spring. Thirty-one people were hospitalized because they were so sick, and four people died. In addition, six of these cases were pregnancy-associated, with two resulting in fetal loss. The patient case count by state was: Arizona (2), California (9), Florida (2), Hawaii (3), Indiana (1), Kentucky (1), Maryland (2), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), New York (4), North Carolina (1), Rhode Island (1), Tennessee (1), Virginia (3), and Washington (1).  Illness onset dates ranged from November 23, 2016 to December 13, 2019. The patient age range was from less than 1 to 96 years. Thirty-one out of thirty-three interviewed … [Read more...]

FDA Says Listeria Monocytogenes Enoki Mushroom Outbreak Is Over

The FDA says that the Listeria monocytogenes enoki mushroom outbreak is over after sickening 36 people in 17 states. The outbreak was linked to the mushrooms from Green Co, LTD of the Republic of Korea. These mushrooms are also known as enokitake, golden needle, tutu, or lily mushrooms. The case count by state is: Arizona (2), California (9), Florida (2), Hawaii (3), Indiana (1), Kentucky (1), Maryland (2), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), New York (4), North Carolina (1), Rhode Island (1), Tennessee (1), Virginia (3), and Washington (1). The illness onset dates ranged from November 3, 2016 to December 13, 2019. The age range of the patients is from less than 1 to 96 years. The four deaths included two from California, and one each from Hawaii and New … [Read more...]

Enoki Mushroom Listeria Outbreak Ends With 36 Sick, 4 Dead

The enoki mushroom Listeria outbreak has ended with 36 sick in 17 states and 4 dead, according to an update published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thirty-one people were hospitalized because they were so ill. The case count by state is: Arizona (2), California (9), Florida (2), Hawaii (3), Indiana (1), Kentucky (1), Maryland (2), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), New York (4), North Carolina (1), Rhode Island (1), Tennessee (1), Virginia (3), and Washington (1). Illness onset dates ranged from November 3, 2016 to December 13, 2019. The patient age range is from less than 1 to 96 years. The four deaths were from California, Hawaii, and New Jersey. Six cases were pregnancy-related, with two ending in fetal … [Read more...]

Three Enoki Mushroom Brands Recalled For Listeria Monocytogenes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated outbreak information for the enoki mushroom Listeria Monocytogenes outbreak. Now three enoki mushroom brands, all imported from Korea, are recalled because they may be contaminated with the pathogen. These three enoki mushroom brands include Sun Hong Foods, which recalled their enoki mushrooms on March 9, 2020. Those mushrooms are the only ones thus far that are associated with illnesses. On March 23, 2020, Guan's Mushroom Company recalled their enoki mushrooms. And on April 7 2020, H&C Food Inc. recalled their product. The only recall warning that mentioned illnesses is the first, from Sun Hong Foods. All of these mushrooms were sold in 7.05 clear plastic bags with a green label. No grocery store or restaurant … [Read more...]

Current Food Poisoning Outbreaks: E. coli, Listeria, and Campylobacter

While information about the coronavirus pandemic has drowned out just about all other news at the present time, there are still four current food poisoning outbreaks and associated recalls that need some attention. The outbreak of E. coli O103 linked to raw clover sprouts and the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to imported enoki mushrooms have sickened dozens of people in many states. A Listeria monocytogenes outbreak at China Buffet in Alexandria, Minnesota, and a possible Campylobacter outbreak at Rediviva restaurant in Aberdeen, Washington are also ongoing. It's important that consumers are aware of these outbreaks because there have been several recalls associated with two of them. People may still have some of the recalled foods in their refrigerators or freezers at … [Read more...]

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