Enoki Mushrooms Tainted with Listeria
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Feb 03, 2009 in Foodborne Illness
Phillips Mushroom Farms in Pennsylvania has issued a recall for enoki mushrooms. Enokis are long, thin white mushrooms.
The recall covers 3.5-ounce packages with the following UPC 33383 67540.
The mushrooms were packed in clear plastic bags with blue or green graphics and sold from January 13 to 30. Preliminary test results showed potential listeria contamination, but no illnesses have been reported, according to Phillips Mushroom Farms.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, listeria can cause flu-like symptoms, including fever and muscle aches, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea.
It affects primarily the elderly, pregnant women, newborns and people with weakened immune systems.
Consumers are asked to return the mushrooms to the place of purchase for a full refund.