According to FoodSafetyNews.com, Covic International Trading Incorporated has initiated a recall of its Enoki Mushrooms due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results activated the food safety recall. The recalled Enoki Mushrooms have been distributed throughout North America. The product’s UPC number is 8 807076 001496.
So far, there haven’t been any reports of illness associated with the recalled product. Experts recommend that recalled products be thrown in the garbage or returned to the place of purchase.
Food with Listeria monocytogenes contamination usually does not taste or look bad. However, the bacteria can cause serious or life-threatening infections. If you or a loved one has consumed any recalled Enoki Mushrooms and has symptoms of a Listeria infection, seek emergency medical treatment and advise your doctor about the possible Enoki Mushrooms Listeria exposure.
Those who have eaten the recalled Enoki Mushrooms should monitor themselves for symptoms for 70 days after exposure to Listeria. It can take 70 days for the symptoms of listeriosis to show up. Symptoms of a Listeria infection could include nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, neck stiffness, persistent fever, and severe headaches. Listeria infections are diagnosed through laboratory testing.
Young children, elderly people, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems are at risk of life-threatening infections, serious illnesses, premature deliveries, stillbirths, and other complications.
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