Recalls issued for K-Fresh brand enoki mushrooms due to possible listeria contamination

Recalls issued for K-Fresh brand enoki mushrooms due to possible listeria contamination
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Health Canada issued a recall on K-Fresh brand enoki mushroom for possible listeria contamination.

Recalls have been issued Canada-wide for K-Fresh brand enoki mushrooms due to a possible listeria contamination.

Health Canada issued the recall Thursday for packages distributed in B.C., Ontario, Quebec and possibly other provinces and territories.

The serial number on the 200 grams affected bags of enoki mushrooms is 240102.

Health Canada says the recall was triggered by a consumer complaint, adding there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.

The CFIA is also verifying that stores are removing the recalled products from the marketplace.

Anyone who thinks they have become ill from consuming a recalled product is encouraged to contact their health care provider.

Health Canada asks people to check if they have recalled products. Anyone in possession of them should not consume, serve, sell or distribute the products, and they should be thrown out or returned to the purchase location.

“Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick,” Health Canada says. “Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.”

Pregnant people, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. A pregnant person may only experience mild symptoms, but an infection does come with a risk of premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth.

In severe cases of the illness, people may die.


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