Health Canada has issued a recall for a batch of Enoki mushrooms from the brand Golden Mushroom due to possible Listeria contamination. The recalled mushrooms were sold in Ontario in 200g packages with the product code CE 04 7D, but may have been distributed in other provinces and territories as well. Health Canada advises consumers not to serve, consume, use, sell, or distribute the recalled products. If individuals believe they have become sick from consumption, they should contact their healthcare providers.
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can contaminate food and cause illness. It is important to note that contaminated food may not necessarily look or smell spoiled. Symptoms of Listeria infection include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headaches, and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are at a higher risk of severe illness from Listeria contamination.
The recall notice from Health Canada also highlights the potential risks to pregnant women, stating that the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth in severe cases. It is important for anyone experiencing symptoms or concerns to seek medical attention promptly.
Consumers are urged to check their Enoki mushrooms for the specific product code and package size mentioned in the recall. If they have purchased the recalled products, they should dispose of them immediately. Food safety is crucial to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and protect public health.
– Health Canada