( Courtesy FDA )

Guan’s Mushroom Co., Commerce, Calif., is calling all cases of 7.05-ounce packs of enoki mushrooms from South Korea because of possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination.

The company recalled the mushrooms March 23, after the Food and Drug Administration advised consumers not to eat enoki mushrooms from South Korea that were distributed by Sun Hong Foods Inc., Montebello, Calif., on March 9.

Although no illnesses have been linked to Guan's Mushroom products, whole genome sequencing shows the same strain of listeria in enoki mushrooms is related to four deaths over three years.

The Guan’s Mushroom recall is for products that went to California, New York and Pennsylvania. The wording on the package is in English, Korean and French, with the company’s logo on the front.

The Universal Product Code is 859267007013 is on the back, with a package code of 14-1 on the lower right corner. The packs were shipped in white cardboard boxes, with 25 to a box. The company’s logo with #02473 is on the box.

Guan’s Mushroom has stopped distributing the product, according to the FDA notice.

The product is being shipped in a white cardboard box with 25 pcs of 200g. The box contains Guan’s logo in green color and #02473.

Routine testing by the California Department of Agriculture found the presence of the listeria.

On March 18, the FDA advised all consumers in the high-risk group for listeria, including the elderly, pregnant women, and infants, not to eat any enoki mushrooms from the Republic of Korea, commonly known as South Korea.

The Sun Hong Foods recall occurred when the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development found a sample of the mushroom was positive for Listeria Monocytogenes. Whole genome sequencing linked the mushrooms to a multi-state outbreak of 36 cases of listeria that has resulted in four deaths. Onset dates range from November 2016 to Dec. 13, 2019. Thirty of the cases required hospitalization, according to the FDA’s advisory.

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