A batch of Golden Mushroom brand Enoki mushrooms has been recalled by Health Canada due to possible Listeria contamination.
In a notice released Saturday, Health Canada said the recalled Enoki mushrooms were sold in Ontario in 200g packages with the product code CE 04 7D. The product may also have been distributed in other provinces and territories.
The agency warned consumers not to serve, consume, use, sell or distribute the recalled products. It also advised consumers to throw away recalled products and contact their health care providers if they believe they have become ill from consuming them.
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Health Canada has warned that foods contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes the bacteria won’t necessarily look or smell bad, but it can still make people sick.
Symptoms of the disease include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle pain, severe headache, and neck stiffness.
The bacteria poses a higher risk to pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.
“Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth,” the recall notice states.
“In severe cases of illness, people can die.”
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