A company in Canada is updating a recall notice on sliced mushrooms to include additional product information. The recall was initiated due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Carleton Mushroom reported that the mushrooms were sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories, according to a recall notice issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
The recall was triggered by test results from the federal food inspection agency, but no further details were provided in the recall notice. The agency is investigating and will issue additional recall information as needed.
At the time of the advisory, no illnesses had been confirmed in connection with the recalled mushrooms.
Consumers are urged to throw away any recalled mushrooms in their homes. They can use the following information to determine if they have any of the recalled mushrooms. Click here to view photos of all recalled mushroom labels.
|None (prepared for Metro Brands)||Sliced white mushrooms||227g||0 59749 86872 3||Better before October 25, 2021|
|Carlton||White Sliced Mushrooms||227g||0 33383 67600 5||Best before 2021 NOV 08 CM|
|Carlton||White Sliced Organic Mushrooms||227g||8 56243 00140 9||Best before 2021 NOV 08 CM|
|Carlton||Sliced Cremini Mushrooms||227g||0 68414 96960 3||Best before 2021 NOV 08 CM|
|PC Biological||Sliced white mushrooms||227g||0 60383 18639 5||Best before 2021 NOV 08 CM|
About Listeria Infections
Foods contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell tainted, but can still cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled mushrooms and develops symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical attention and inform their physician of possible exposure to Listeria.
Additionally, anyone who has consumed any of the recalled products should monitor their symptoms over the next few weeks, as it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.
Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle pain, severe headache, and stiff neck. Specific laboratory tests are needed to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.
Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women have only mild flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, newborn infection, or even stillbirth.
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