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Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Enoki Mushrooms
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to enoki mushrooms.
Recall and Advice for Consumers, Food Service Operators, and Retailers
• On March 9, 2020, Sun Hong Foods, Inc. recalledexternal icon enoki mushrooms because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. ◦Enoki mushrooms are white, with long stems and small caps.
◦ Enoki mushrooms from Sun Hong Foods were sold in 7.05 oz / 200 g clear plastic packaging with a green label.
◦ “Product of Korea” is labeled on the front of the packaging, and “Sun Hong Foods, Inc.” is labeled on the back of the packaging underneath the bar code. These products can also be identified by the UPC code: 7 426852 625810.
• This investigation is ongoing to determine the source of contamination and if additional products are linked to illness.
• 36 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from 17 states.
◦ Illnesses started on dates ranging from November 23, 2016 to December 13, 2019.
◦ 30 hospitalizations have been reported. Four deaths have been reported from California, Hawaii, and New Jersey.
◦ Six pregnancy-associated cases have been reported, of which two resulted in fetal loss.
• Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that enoki mushrooms labeled as “Product of Korea” are the likely source of this outbreak.
• On March 9, 2020, Sun Hong Foods, Inc. recalled enoki mushrooms labeled as “Product of Korea” because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
• This investigation is ongoing to determine the source of contamination and if additional products are linked to illness. CDC will provide updates when more information is available.
미 질병통제예방센터(CDC)가 홈페이지 - https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/enoki-mushrooms-03-20/