HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Enoki mushrooms sold in Hawaii that may be contaminated with listeria, according to the state Health Department.
DOH said a voluntary recall is in effect after the bacteria was found during a routine sampling of the mushrooms. Buna Shimeji Mushroom
The enoki mushrooms were produced by Taiwan-based Changhua County Mushrooms Productions Cooperative and distributed by Jan Fruits Inc.
They are sold in a 7.05-ounce clear plastic package with a green-lettered “Premium” printed on the package.
If you bought the product, throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.
If you have consumed this product, health officials said it is important to watch for symptoms, such as stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea or fever. If symptoms occur, contact your healthcare provider.
Listeriosis is a life-threatening, invasive infection caused by eating Listeria–contaminated food. Although people can sometimes develop listeriosis up to two months after eating contaminated food, symptoms usually start within several days, often with diarrhea. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics.
In addition, DOH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the following for all other enoki mushrooms:
So far, DOH said no illnesses have been reported in connection with the enoki mushrooms.
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