Enoki mushrooms have been recalled from stores in three states because they may be contaminated with listeria.
Fruit Perfections and KO Food Australia branded mushrooms have been recalled for being misused within the expiration date increasing the risk of dangerous diseases.
“Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious illness in pregnant women, fetuses, newborns, the elderly and immunocompromised persons,” said Australian Food Standards Authority.
“The general public can also become ill from consuming food contaminated with listeria.”
Listeria symptoms in at-risk groups include fever, muscle aches, headaches, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and seizures.
Infection during pregnancy can result in miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, or life-threatening infections in the newborn.
KO Food Australia mushrooms are sold in Asian grocery stores in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.
The expiration date for affected products is July 15, 2023.
Fruit Perfections is recalling all enoki mushrooms sold in 140g packs.
Available at Drake’s Supermarkets and Romeo’s Foodland Stores in South Australia.
Australian Food Standards urges consumers with health concerns to seek medical advice and return the product to the point of purchase for a full refund.
https://thewest.com.au/lifestyle/urgent-recall-of-cult-vegetable-enoki-mushrooms-for-listeria-fears-c-10895838 Cult vegetable enoki mushrooms urgently recalled due to listeria fear