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Asian specialty mushrooms recalled due to Listeria risk

The Food and Drug Administration issued recall alerts for enoki and seafood variety specialty mushrooms imported from Asia from several companies because of a risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The following companies and products were involved.

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. Product was distributed in CA, TX, WA, IL, FL. Stores that may carry brand: Asian Supermarkets.

Concord Farms of Vernon, CA is recalling enoki mushrooms grown in Korea, because it has the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. 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.

California Terra Garden Inc. of Commerce, CA is recalling all cases of its 150g/5.3-ounce packages of Seafood Mushroom (Product of China). 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.

Marquis Worldwide Specialty Inc of City of Industry, CA is recalling all of the Organic Enoki Mushroom 200g. 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.

Rainfield Marketing Group, Inc. of Vernon, CA is recalling all cases of its 150g packages of Enoki Mushrooms (Product of Korea). 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 in connection with any of these recalls.

Greg Johnson is Director of Media Development for Blue Book Services