The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Utopia Foods is recalling all lots of their 200-gram packages of Enoki Mushrooms because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled Enoki Mushrooms were distributed to wholesalers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Products may have been further distributed to retail locations such as grocery stores. The product comes in a 200 gram, clear plastic package with barcode 8928918610109 marked on the packaging. All products in the recall and were distributed between August 7, 2023 and October 20, 2023.
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 monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The potential contamination was noted by a routine sampling conducted by the State of West Virginia on products which were further distributed by Utopia’s customers. The products tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumers who have purchased the 200-gram packages of “Enoki Mushrooms” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-389-8898.