FDA issues mushroom recall linked to listeria

Check your fridge, FDA issues mushroom recall linked to listeria 
Check your fridge, FDA issues mushroom recall linked to listeria Colleen Michaels/Getty Images/iStockphoto

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently recalled a mushroom product from Green Day Produce, Inc., that tested positive for listeria,

The product was distributed to retailers nationwide and sold between Sept. and Oct. this year and comes in a 7.05oz clear plastic package with the following description "Enoki Mushroom" in the front and Green Day Produce, Inc. in the back, according to the press release, adding that the UPC is 16430-69080 and is located on the back side of the package.

The "Enoki Mushroom" is a popular ingredient in Asian dishes. 

An example of the Enoki mushrooms a popular ingredient in Asian dishes. 

An example of the Enoki mushrooms a popular ingredient in Asian dishes. 

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The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development revealed the presence of listeria monocytogenes in the 7.05 oz. package of "Enoki Mushrooms," after a retail sample was collected and analyzed. 

Listeria monocytogenes, is an organism that can cause severe and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or older adults, and others with weakened immune systems. Individuals compromised from the product may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, said the press release adding that a listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Consumers who have purchased the packages of Enoki are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with additional concerns and questions may contact the company at (323) 587-4688 or william@greendayinc.com.