March 9, 2023

Enoki Mushrooms From China Subject to Import Alert For Listeria

Enoki mushrooms from China are now subject to an FDA Import Alert after several recalls have been issued for that product for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, and a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. In July of 2022, the FDA issued an import alert for this type of mushrooms that were imported from Korea because of many recalls for possible Listeria, and Listeria monocytogenes outbreaks. The import Alert #25-21 has been expanded to include enoki mushrooms from China to detention without physical examination. From October 2020 through February 2023, state public health authorities sampled enoki mushrooms from various retail locations. Multiple states found Lsieria monocytogenes, which triggered 18 recalls of enoki mushrooms since 2021. Eight of those recalls were for … [Read more...]

How Many Enoki Mushroom Listeria Recalls Have Been Enacted?

How many enoki mushroom Listeria monocytogenes recalls have been enacted in the past few months? For starters, enoki mushrooms were the most recalled food of 2022. And some imported recalled enoki mushrooms are linked to a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has sickened at least three people in three states. This product has been problematic for years. In 2020, a deadly outbreak sickened at least 36 people in 17 states, hospitalizing 31 of them. Four people died, and two fetal losses were recorded. In fact, last fall the FDA launched a food safety strategy to try to protect the public from contaminated enoki mushrooms. Here's the list, along with outbreak information: In November 2022, Green Day Produce enoki mushrooms were recalled for possible Listeria. These mushrooms … [Read more...]

Top 10 Food Poisoning Outbreaks for 2022: Number Ten Enoki

It's time for the top 10 food poisoning outbreaks of 2022. There were not many multistate outbreaks this year; just a few more than the pandemic year of 2020 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But there were still hundreds of Americans sickened by contaminated food. And the case counts for these outbreaks are likely far lower than the actual number sickened because any people aren't diagnosed and not included. Most of these outbreaks have ended, but a couple are still ongoing. Number ten is the newest outbreak, the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that is linked to enoki mushrooms imported from Korea. (By the way, enoki mushrooms were the most recalled food of 2022.) This outbreak investigation has not been updated for more than a month. The last … [Read more...]

Import Alert Issued For Korean Grown Enoki Mushrooms

The FDA has issued an import alert for Korean grown Enoki mushrooms because so many of them have been recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the past few months. This alert is "designed to protect public health and help prevent the importation of enoki mushrooms that could be linked to human infections," according to the FDA. In fiscal year 2021, testing conducted by the FDA found that 43% of Enoki mushrooms sampled from that country were contaminated with Listeria. This pathogen grows well in moist environments, in decaying vegetation, and in soil and water. It grows and survives even under refrigeration and freezing does not kill it. The sampling was conducted after an investigation into a multisite Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that took place from … [Read more...]

Concord Farms Enoki Mushrooms Recalled For Possible Listeria

Concord Farms Enoki Mushrooms are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall notice states that "No infections or illnesses have been reported or confirmed." The recalling company is Concord farms of Vernon, California. The mushrooms were imported from Korea. The recalled item is Concord Farms Enoki Mushrooms that are packaged in 5.25 ounce (150 gram) plastic bags that are bright blue and transparent. The UPC number that is printed on the label is 001958939091. No other codes are on the package other than the lot code 045633. The words "fresh enoki mushrooms" are printed on the bag. This lot was distributed from California to retail stores through produce distributor. The recall notice also states that the bacteria can be destroyed and risk of … [Read more...]

Concord Farms Enoki Mushrooms Recalled For Possible Listeria

Concord Farms of Vernon, California, is recalling┬átheir 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...]

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