FDA/USDA June RECALLS & UPDATES FOR PREVIOUS MONTHS ~ SAFETY ALERTS~ 2021


** Sun Hong, Inc 1105 W Olympic Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640 is recalling All Cases of Seafood Mushroom (Product of China) Net Wt 5.3 oz./150g because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to consume even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious , and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Product was distributed (CA, TX, WA, IL, FL)

Stores that may carry our brand: Asian Supermarkets

Seafood mushrooms are packaged inside has 40 packs of 150g single packages

Seafood mushrooms are white mushrooms, with long, long white stems, and mushroom caps. They are usually sold in clusters. The affected products are sold in a clear plastic tray that is packed in green and clear plastic. “100% Natural fresh” is printed in the top right. “Mushrooms” is written in cursive and in light green in the middle. The top half is clear and the bottom is dark green with a white stripe going across. “Seafood Mushroom” is printed in light green and white on the bottom half. Beneath that are instructions to keep it refrigerated and its weight of 5.3oz/150g.

  • UPC 6 953150 011881
  • Brand name on the back: Sun Hong Foods, Inc
  • Packaging 5.3oz/ 150g
  • Sold under refrigerated conditions

** Cuisine Solutions, Sterling, VA is initiating a voluntary recall of its JUST Egg flavored plant-based “bites” products due to undeclared allergens. A limited number of 2-pouch retail packages may contain an incorrect sealed pouch containing whole-egg and milk products.  The interior plastic pouches are properly labeled to distinguish the products.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or eggs run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The 8.4 oz recalled products have “Best Before” dates from FEB-22-2022 to APR-09-2022.  The “Best Before” dates are on the back of the package.  Approximately 80,632 retails boxes have been distributed nationwide. Only one incorrect pouch has been identified at this time and there have been no adverse reactions reported.

Cuisine Solutions is working with all distribution and retail partners to remove any potentially impacted products. Consumers may return for a full refund any incorrect packaging that contained the incorrect product to the retailer where they were purchased. 

Consumers with any questions may contact Cuisine Solutions at 1-855-735-7540 from 8:00am to 5:00pm Eastern Time or Recall@cuisinesolutions.com.

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** Dole Diversified North America, Inc. is recalling a limited number of cases of Dole™ Fresh Blueberries packaged in a variety of clamshell sizes for potential Cyclospora contamination.

DescriptionDole Fresh Blueberries UPCDole Fresh Blueberries Pack Out DateDole Fresh Blueberries Lot Code
Dole™ Fresh Blueberries
18 oz– 0 71430 01154 6May 28, 2021
May 29, 2021
June 01, 2021
June 03, 2021
June 05, 2021
June 07, 2021
14632
14732
15032,15046
15232
15446,15432
15646,15648
Pint – 0 71430 01151 5June 01, 2021
June 02, 2021
June 03, 2021
June 04, 2021
June 07, 2021
15032,15046
15132,15148,15146
15232
15332
15646,15648
6 oz – 07143001150 8May 28, 2021
June 01, 2021
June 07, 2021
14632
15032,15046
15646,15648
24 oz – 071430011155 3June 02, 2021
June 04, 2021
June 05, 2021
June 09, 2021
15132,15148,15146
15332
15446,15432
15848, 15846

This voluntary recall is due to possible Cyclospora contamination on Dole™ Fresh Blueberries. Dole Diversified North America, Inc. is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported to date in association with the recall.

Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal infection caused by the Cyclospora parasite. A person may become infected after ingesting contaminated food or water. Common symptoms include severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, body aches and fatigue. The infection is treated with antibiotics and most people respond quickly to treatment.

The product lot code is located on the top label of the clamshell and is a series of numbers printed by inkjet in black. Dependent upon where the numbers are printed, they may go across the wording on the label. The impacted products were distributed in four US states (IL, ME, NY, and WI), and two Canadian provinces (Alberta and British Columbia). Consumers are advised to check any product they have in their homes and discard any product matching the production description, UPC codes, and product lot codes listed above.

No other Dole products are included in the recall. Only Dole™ Fresh Blueberries with the exact UPC and lot code combinations identified above are included in the recall. Consumers who have any of the recalled product should not consume it, but rather discard it immediately. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Consumer Center at 1-800-356-3111, which is open 24 hours a day.

** We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups (2-Pack) (SKU 68229) that product with the following date codes may contain peanut protein that could pose a risk for those with severe peanut allergies:

  • SELL BY APR 05 2022
  • SELL BY APR 06 2022
  • SELL BY APR 07 2022

While the label states that the product “May contain traces of… peanut,” following reports of allergic reaction, potentially affected product was promptly removed from sale.

If you purchased any Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups (2-Pack) with the affected date codes (APR 05 2022, APR 06 2022, or APR 07 2022) and have a peanut allergy, please do not eat it. We urge you to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.

** Olde Thompson LLC. Oxnard, CA in cooperation with the FDA is recalling Olde Thompson and Sun Harvest Organic Ground Coriander in 1.5oz glass jar with flip top closure, Lot # 23632 and 23631 due to possible contamination by Salmonella.

To date no illness have been reported. If you have the recalled product, please do not consume it. Please dispose of the recalled product and its container.

Salmonella is known to cause salmonellosis in humans and animals. Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever and are known in some cases to be severe enough to require hospitalization and can cause serious complications or death in young children, the elderly, or a person with a compromised immune system. If you have already consumed the product and have concerns about your health, please consult your healthcare provider.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

The recalled product is identified and distributed as follows:

Olde Thompson Organic Ground Coriander 1.5oz. in glass jar with flip-top lid.
Sun Harvest Organic Coriander 1.5oz in glass jar with flip-top lid.
UPC code: 400000290942
Sold at Homegoods, Jungle Jim’s International Market and Smart and Final in AZ, CA, Ga, NJ, IN,
and OH between May 26th and June 4th, 2021.

The recall affects 626 units Olde Thompson Organic Ground Coriander 1.5oz in glass jar and 150 units of
Sun Harvest Organic Ground Coriander 1.5oz in glass jar.
Lot # (s): 23632, 23631 located on the bottom of the jar.

No illnesses have been reported.

The bacterium was discovered during routine sampling of raw materials.

Customers who have purchased these products and have any questions should contact
a Olde Thompson Customer Care representative at 1-805-793-4888
Available: Monday – Friday, 7:30AM – 5PM PST. Saturday, 9AM – 5PM PST. and Sunday,
NOON – 5PM PST

** Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd, with an abundance of caution, is recalling certain consignments of various sizes of frozen cooked, peeled, deveined, shrimp (with some packaged with cocktail sauce) sold in various unit sizes, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The frozen shrimp products were distributed nationwide from late December 2020 to late February 2021

Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The affected product details are as below. The brand names of the products are: Censea/Hannaford/Open acres/Waterfront Bistro/Honest catch/COS/365/Meijer

Product DescriptionUnit SizeContainer DescriptionStorage InstructionsCodeExpiration Date
CENSEA, Frozen Cooked, peeled and deveined, Tail Off Shrimps IQF2 LBPrinted Polythene PouchFrozen140313D, 140314D, 140315D, 140316D5/7/2022, 5/8/2022, 5/9/2022, 5/10/2022
CHICKEN OF THE SEA, Frozen Cooked, peeled and deveined, Tail On Shrimps IQF with Cocktail Sauce16ozPolythene TraysFrozen91AS/02UN/216, 91AS/03UN/2175/1/2022, 5/2/2022
HONEST CATCH, Frozen Cooked, peeled and deveined, Tail On Shrimps IQF1 LBPrinted Polythene PouchFrozen3150-GFF11/9/2022
CWNO , Frozen Cooked, peeled and deveined, Tail On Shrimps IQF7 LBPrinted Polythene PouchFrozen91AS/06UN/220D, 91AS/07UN/221C, 91AS/23HN/206B, 91AS/24HN/2071/23/2022, 1/24/2022, 2/6/2022, 2/7/2022
HANNAFORD, Frozen Cooked, peeled and deveined, Tail On Shrimps IQF1 LBPrinted Polythene PouchFrozenAVF 30920 EF, AVF 31020 EF10/25/2022, 10/26/2022
WATERFRONT BISTRO, Frozen Cooked, peeled and deveined, Tail On Shrimps IQF with Cocktail Sauce16ozPolythene TraysFrozen20305, 2030610/30/2022, 10/31/2022
OPEN ACRES, Frozen Cooked, peeled and deveined, Tail On Shrimps IQF1 LBPrinted Polythene PouchFrozen02572 0307 11, 02572 0308 1111/2/2022, 11/3/2022
365, Frozen Cooked, peeled and deveined, Tail On Shrimps IQF2 LBPrinted Polythene PouchFrozen91AS/29HN/212B, 91AS/30HN/213,4/29/2022, 4/30/2022
MEIJER, Frozen Cooked, peeled and deveined, Tail On Shrimps IQF1 LBPrinted Polythene PouchFrozen29720 49982, 29820 49982, 30220 50736, 30320 50736, 30520 49486, 30620 49486, 30920 50737, 31020 5073710/22/2022, 10/23/2022, 10/27/2022, 10/28/2022, 10/30/2022, 10/31/2022, 11/3/2022, 11/4/2022

Products not bearing these codes are not affected by or involved in this recall.

There have been 6 reports of Salmonella-related illness to date associated with these cooked shrimp distributions. The potential for contamination was identified by FDA based on its prior testing of frozen cooked shrimp imported by Avanti Frozen Foods that was found to contain Salmonella.  Avanti Frozen Foods did not distribute and destroyed that prior shipment found to be violative. The company has taken preventative steps to eliminate the potential for future contamination.

Consumers who have purchased the above product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at +914023310260/+914023310261, Mon – Fri :10:00 hrs -16:00 hrs , GMT+5.5.

** Rainfield Marketing Group, Inc. of Vernon, CA is recalling all cases of its 150g packages of Enoki Mushrooms (Product of Korea) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled products were distributed to CA, MD, and TX through produce distributors or wholesalers to retail stores nationwide.

The Enoki comes in a 150g, clear plastic and orange packaging with the description “Enoki Mushroom” in English and labeled “Product of Korea” along with “Must be cooked enough for a minimum of 3-10 minutes at 70°C, DO NOT CONSUME RAW”. On the back left of packaging, there is UPC code 085412004020 and below Distributed by Rainfield Marketing Group, on the right a list of Nutrition Facts.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by California Department of Public health revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 150g package of Enoki.

The distribution of the product has been suspended.

Consumers who have purchased 150g packages of Enoki are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (323) 825-2825. Monday-Friday 7:00AM to 4:00PM.

** Interstate Food Products of Lakewood Colorado, is recalling Jalapeno Cream Cheese, Queso,and Spicy Queso, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled items were distributed in Whole Foods Rocky Mountain Region, and the Denver metro area for Natural Grocers.

Products were:
Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese stores, UPC code is 63818396147
Little Hatches Queso dip UPC code 638183961496
Little Hatches Spicy Queso dip UPC code 7051005091000

The product comes in a 13.5 -ounce, clear plastic package.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 13.5-ounce packages of Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese, Queso and Spicy Queso.

Product was delivered to Whole Foods stores in the Denver Colorado Metro area, as well as Natural Grocers metro area.

Consumers who have purchased 13.5-ounce containers of Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese, Queso or Spicy Queso are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at admin@littlehatches.com or 720-626-9917, Monday thru Friday 9:00 to 3:00 EDT.

** Interstate Food Products of Lakewood Colorado, is recalling its 14 ounce containers of Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese were distributed in 6 Whole Foods stores. UPC code is 63818396147.

The product comes in a 14 ounce, clear plastic package marked with sell by date of 05/21 on top of container.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 14 ounce packages of Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese.

Product was delivered to Whole Foods stores in the Denver Colorado Metro area.

Consumers who have purchased 14 ounce containers of ” Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 720-626-9917, Monday thru Friday 9:00 to 3:00 EDT.

** California Terra Garden Inc. of Commerce, CA is recalling all cases of its 150g/5.3-ounce packages of Seafood Mushroom (Product of China) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled products were distributed from California through produce distributors or wholesalers to retail stores nationwide.

The Seafood mushroom comes in a clear plastic package with the description “Seafood Mushroom” in English and French, and Guan’s logo in the front. At the back, there is UPC code, 859267007501. Product code is 3460 at the back top right.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by California Health Department revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one 150g package of Seafood mushroom.

The distribution of the product has been suspended.

Consumers who have purchased any package of Seafood mushroom are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with question may contact the company at 323.597.0346, Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm.

** Smilin’ Bob’s is voluntarily recalling Smilin’ Bob’s Original Smoked Fish Dip and Smilin’ Bob’s All Natural Smoked Fish Dip. This recall is being initiated as a result of the Banner Smoked Fish, Inc. recall of smoked fish due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Smilin’ Bob’s used the recalled smoked fish from Banner Smoked Fish, Inc in the products listed below. The recall is issued only for products listed below.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Smilin’ Bob’s is working with distributors and retailers to quarantine and recover any impacted product remaining on store shelves. A total of 1,261 cases were distributed to retailers in the states of FL, GA, AL, SC, TN, NC, and VA.

HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT:

The containers have the “Best If Use By” dates stated below printed on the side of each container and the lot number stated for each product on the side or the lid (see attached pictures). This recall applies only to the products with the “Best If Use By” dates stated below.

ProductSizeBest If Used By dates
Printed on container side
12 Pack
Case
Date of
Distribution
Smilin’ Bob’s Key West
Style Original Smoked
Fish Dip
8 ounce round
plastic container
Aug 03 2021
Aug 10 2021
878 casesMay 24 2021
June 4 2021
Smilin’ Bob’s Key West
Style Original Smoked
Fish Dip
15.5 ounce
plastic container
Aug 03 2021
Aug 10 2021
335 casesMay 27 2021
May 25 2021
May 31 2021
Smilin’ Bob’s All Natural
Smoked Fish Dip
8 ounce round
plastic container
Aug 10 202148 casesJune 4 2021

Smilin’ Bob’s determined to voluntarily recall the products listed after being notified that Banner Smoked Fish. Inc. had expanded its recall.

Product safety and consumer confidence is of utmost importance to Smilin’ Bob’s and its customers. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products listed above are urged to immediately return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 305-395-8382 at any time.

** Banner Smoked Fish, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is voluntarily recalling its SMOKED FISH (product names and photos of labels are listed below) of all products within expiry, in all package sizes, all package types and all lots. The recall is because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled smoked fish were distributed through retails and distributions, also online purchasing in NY, NJ, IL, PA, CA, FL, NE, AZ, MA, MD, VA, NV, OR, WI, NC, SC, and GA area.

The product comes in various sizes in both air pack and vacuum packages. The lot number or sell by date are placed on the back of the package.

The products were found to be processed under unsanitary condition. The problem was discovered through FDA routine inspection. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased these items are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 449 – 1400 from 8 AM – 4 PM EST.

 Product name
1.        Barbeque Spiced Smoked Nova Salmon
2.        Brook Trout
3.        Center Sliced Smoked Norwegian Style Salmon
4.        Everything Spiced Smoked Nova Salmon
5.        Finest Sliced Salty Lox
6.        Finest Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon
7.        Irish Cured Smoked Salmon
8.        Lox Trimmings
9.        Mackerel
10.      Naturally Smoked Nova Salmon
11.      Noon Hour Smoked Salmon
12.      Norwegian Style Smoked Salmon
13.      Nova Atlantic Salmon
14.      Nova Bits
15.      Nova Homarus
16.      Nova Lox
17.      Nova Salmon
18.      Nova Salmon Bagel Cuts
19.      Pastrami Nova Atlantic Salmon
20.      Pastrami Style Smoked Nova Salmon
21.      Pepper Crusted Smoked Nova Salmon
22.      Presliced Gravad Lox
23.      Presliced Pastrami Style Salmon
24.      Presliced Pastrami Style Salmon
25.      Presliced Scotch Style Salmon
26.      Presliced Scotch Style Salmon
27.      Presliced Scotch Style Smoked Salmon
28.      Presliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon
29.      Sable
30.      Sliced Gravlax
31.      Sliced Pastrami Style Nova
32.      Sliced Smoked Norwegian Style Salmon
33.      Sliced Smoked Salmon
34.      Sliced Smoked Scotch Style Salmon
35.      Smoked Nova Bagel Cuts
36.      Smoked Nova Lox
37.      Smoked Nova Salmon
38.      Smoked Sliced Nova Salmon
39.      Smoked Trout
40.      Somga
41.      Trimmed Nova
42.      Whitefish

** Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of certain dog food products because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported to date. The potential for contamination was noted after the firm was notified by the distributor, Fleet Wholesale Supply Company, who was informed by Minnesota Department of Agriculture when a sample of 5 lbs. Sprout Sporting Dog Food product was collected and tested positive for Salmonella during routine surveillance.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed a recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The best buy date and lot code can be found on the back of each package. The products identified below were distributed online and in retail stores:

ProductSizeBB Date Code & LotUPC CodeStates
Sportsman’s Pride Professional
Formula 30/20 Dog Food
40 lb.Best if used By 7 Oct 20217015510184MS, FL, TN, LA, VA, NC, TX
Lot: TI1 07/Oct/2020
Sprout Sporting Dog Food5 lb.Best if used By 6 Oct 20217015505101MN, WI, IA, SD, ND
Lot: TE1 06/Oct/2020
40 lb.Best if used By 6 Oct 20217015505100
Lot: TI3 06/Oct/2020
Intimidator Chicken & Rice Formula
Dog Food 30/20
16 lb.Best if used By 6 Oct 20217015541002TX, MS, FL, AL
Lot: TA1 06/Oct/2020
40 lb.Best if used By 6 Oct 20215216631214
Lot: TA1 06/Oct/2020
FRM Gold Select High Performance
Dog Food
50 lb.Best if used By 6 Oct 20211549905873GA, FL
Lot: TA1 06/Oct/2020

There are no other Sportsman’s Pride®, Sprout, Intimidator®, or FRM® Gold Select products or other lot codes of these products affected by this recall.

** CONCORD FARMS of Vernon, CA is recalling enoki mushrooms grown in Korea, because it has the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness.

Symptoms of listeria may include fever, muscle aches, severe headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention. This bacteria can be completely destroyed and the risk of infection can be eliminated by thoroughly cooking foods at temperatures of 165°F (73.8°C).

Mushrooms are fungi, meaning they are not vegetables or fruits. Consumers should never eat mushrooms raw. All surfaces, utensils or containers that are used for preparing mushrooms should be separated from other foods to avoid cross-contamination.

Product was distributed from California to retail stores through produce distributors. Product is packaged in a black, yellow and transparent plastic packaging, with the “Concord Farms” logo above “fresh enoki mushrooms”. Enoki mushrooms are white, stringy with small caps. The weight of the products are 5.3 oz (150g) or 7 oz (200g). The UPC barcode numbers are 049995041049.

No infections have been reported or confirmed. Consumers who have purchased our enoki mushrooms are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 323-582-6000 Monday to Friday, 7am to 3pm PST.

** Marquis Worldwide Specialty Inc of City of Industry, CA is recalling All of the Organic Enoki Mushroom 200g, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

Organic Enoki mushroom 200g was distributed nationwide from California and it reached to consumers through retail stores and other produce wholesalers.

It is packed by each 200g individual plastic package and the package is clear on top and orange on the bottom part. It has ‘Conah Organic enoki mushroom’ written on front.

The mushroom is white and has almost no smell. As it is vegetable, it does not have a clear date of expiration.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

We are investigating to determine where contamination occurred. Consumers who have purchased 200g packages of ‘Conah Organic Enoki Mushroom’ are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-626-810-6426 Monday – Friday 7 am to 4 pm.

** California Terra Garden Inc. of Commerce, CA is recalling all cases of its 150g/5.3-ounce packages of Seafood Mushroom (Product of China) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled products were distributed from California through produce distributors or wholesalers to retail stores nationwide.

The Seafood mushroom comes in a clear plastic package with the description “Seafood Mushroom” in English and French, and Guan’s logo in the front. At the back, there is UPC code, 859267007501. Product code is 3460 at the back top right.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by California Health Department revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one 150g package of Seafood mushroom.

The distribution of the product has been suspended.

Consumers who have purchased any package of Seafood mushroom are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with question may contact the company at 323.597.0346, Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm.

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