Mushrooms recalled from Ontario stores this week


Published November 22, 2023 at 8:31 pm

Residents are cautioned to inspect their refrigerators for the specified brand of enoki mushrooms, as they have been found to carry microbial contamination that may pose potential health risks, ranging from mild to severe, if consumed.

O’Ya hoho brand 100% Fresh Enoki Mushrooms

O'ya Hoho - 100% Fresh Enoki Mushrooms - 200 g - Front

The product is available in the 200 grams size and comes with the UPC 8 57588 00245 8.

According to Health Canada, Listeria monocytogenes-contaminated food may not exhibit visible signs or unpleasant odors but can still pose health risks, causing symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness.

Vulnerable groups, including pregnant women, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems, face higher risks.

While infected pregnant women may only display mild flu-like symptoms, the infection can result in premature delivery, newborn infection, or stillbirth. In severe cases, illness can be fatal.

Risks: Potential health hazard.

What you should do: Individuals who suspect illness due to the consumption of the recalled product, are advised to contact their healthcare provider. Do not consume the mushrooms and either dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is undertaking a food safety investigation that could result in the recall of additional products.

Enoki mushrooms face their second recall this month due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. On November 8, the Lian Teng brand of enoki mushrooms was recalled for similar reasons.

As of Nov. 22, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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