BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Testing from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has led to the expansion of recalling Enoki mushrooms in the Commonwealth, after two packages purchased by investigators tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The company Guan's Mushroom Co. of Commerce, CA reported they are suspending all distribution.
Guan's Mushroom Co. said the recalled products were distributed to retail stores nationwide from produce distributors in California, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism "that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, pregnant women, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems."
"This outcome of our food surveillance testing demonstrates how public health in Massachusetts works to protect the food supply and enable consumers to purchase products and dine out with confidence," said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The Enoki mushrooms come in a clear plastic package with the description “Enoki Mushroom” in English, Korean, and French, with Guan’s logo in the front.
Questions about the recall can be directed to DPH’s 24-hour Epidemiology Program hotline at (617) 983-6800.