Utopia Foods Inc of Glendale, NY, is recalling its 200g packages of “Enoki Mushrooms” because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The potential contamination was noted by a routine sampling conducted in the State of Missouri revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the 200g packages of “Enoki Mushrooms”.
The recalled “Enoki Mushrooms” were imported from China and distributed nationwide to produce wholesale companies and may have been further distributed.
- The product comes in a 200g, clear and blue plastic package with brand name “Utopia”
- Barcode# 8928918610017 marked on the packaging
As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The distribution of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a refund.
About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled product and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.
Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled product should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.
Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required 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 particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
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