The FDA, the CDC, and state and local partners investigated an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to enoki mushrooms. FDA identified enoki mushrooms distributed by Utopia Foods, Inc. of 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 April 7, 2023, CDC reports this outbreak is over. Five people in four states (CA, MI, NJ, and NV) were sickened, with five people reporting hospitalization. There was one pregnancy-associated illness and no reported deaths. Laboratory results indicated that many enoki products sampled were contaminated with Listeria. A sample collected by the Maryland Department of Health identified both outbreak strains of Listeria in two product samples of enoki mushrooms. While the outbreak has ended, FDA continues to assess the risk of Listeria contamination in enoki mushrooms. Although this outbreak investigation has ended, FDA and CDC are working to understand better the risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination in enoki mushrooms. @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-listeria-monocytogenes-enoki-mushrooms-november-2022?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
The FDA reported that the outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in Enoki Mushrooms from November 2022 is over
Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes: Enoki Mushrooms
FDA’s investigation is complete. CDC declares outbreak over.