Update Listeria monocytogenes in Enoki Mushrooms (November 2022)

Utopia Foods Inc of Glendale, NY, recalled its 200g packages of “Enoki Mushrooms” imported from China. The recalled products were distributed nationwide in produce wholesale companies. The product comes in a clear blue plastic package with the name “Utopia” and barcode # 8928918610017 marked on the packaging. The initial recall includes all products within expiration, and the expanded recall includes products with clear markings of “Best before 03/02/2023” or “Best before 03.09.23”. Products included in the expanded recall were distributed between January 6, 2023, and January 13, 2023. On November 17, 2022, two illnesses were included in the outbreak. Both patients consumed Enoki mushrooms. A sample of Enoki mushroom of Utopia Foods, collected by the FDA, tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. WGS analysis determined that the Listeria found in the sample matched the strain linked to the illnesses in the outbreak. As a result, Utopia expanded its recall on December 13, 2022, to include 200 g packages. These products were distributed in NY, NJ, and CT. The investigation is ongoing. @ 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, Inc. enoki mushrooms imported from China. FDA’s investigation is ongoing. 

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