Mushrooms Are Being Recalled Nationwide Due to Listeria Contamination

published Nov 21, 2022
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According to a recent notification from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), certain little enoki mushrooms are getting into some big trouble.

Green Day Produce, Inc. of Vernon, California has announced a recall of its enoki mushrooms due to a potential listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall was triggered by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) detecting listeria in a retail sample it analyzed, according to the notice shared by the FDA. 

The company has recalled its 7.05-ounce clear plastic packages of Enoki Mushrooms (Product of Korea), which were distributed to retail stores nationwide and sold to customers during the months of September and October 2022. The packages carry the UPC “16430-69080,” but do not bear any lot codes or dates. 

As explained in the company’s recall notice, listeria is an organism capable of causing “serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” While no illnesses have been reported in connection with its mushrooms, distribution has currently been suspended.

If you have the mushrooms in your fridge, it is encouraged that you either toss them out or return them to the place of purchase for a refund. For those with questions or concerns about the current recall, you can contact the company by phone at (323) 587-4688 or via email at william@greendayinc.com.

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