Outbreak update on Listeria monocytogenes in Enoki Mushrooms (November 2022)

The FDA has identified enoki mushrooms distributed by Utopia Foods, Inc. (Glendale, New York) and imported from China, and enoki mushrooms labeled as "Producer: Shandong Youhe Biotechnology, Co.," with an address in China and "Distributed By: Sun Hong Foods, Inc." as likely sources of illnesses in this outbreak. As of January 18, 2022, the CDC reports three illnesses. Two strains of Listeria monocytogenes detected on enoki mushroom products have been determined through WGS to be the same strains of Listeria monocytogenes and linked to illnesses in the outbreak. A voluntary expansion of the enoki mushrooms from Utopia was reported on January 17, 2023. Additional sample collection and analysis conducted by the Maryland Department of Health have also identified both outbreak strains of Listeria monocytogenes in two product samples of enoki mushrooms. FDA's investigation is ongoing to determine a potential source of contamination and whether any other products are contaminated or linked to illnesses.  @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-listeria-monocytogenes-enoki-mushrooms-november-2022?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes: Enoki Mushrooms
Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes: Enoki Mushrooms

Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled Utopia Foods enoki mushrooms imported from China or enoki mushrooms labeled as Sun Hong Foods, Inc. sourced from China.

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