Recalled enoki mushroom packs from H&C Foods. ( Courtesy FDA )

H&C Food Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., is the third business to recall enoki mushrooms from South Korea because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The company recalled the mushrooms April 7, according to a notice on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. It joins Guan’s Mushroom Co. and Sun Hong Foods, which recalled the same stock-keeping unit March 23 and March 9, respectively.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the H&C Foods’ recall.

The recalled mushrooms are packed in 7.05-ounce/200-gram plastic bags with green panels. H&C Foods’ recall involves mushrooms sent to Great Wall Supermarkets in New York, Maryland and Virginia between Feb. 15-March 5.

The H&C Foods mushrooms have a Universal Product Code of 831211204181, with 25 packs to a carton.

The FDA has evidence of contaminated enoki mushrooms from Green Co. Ltd, which exported them from the Republic of Korea, commonly known as South Korea.

In March, the FDA recommended that all consumers in a high-risk category for listeria,  including the elderly, very young and pregnant women, to avoid all enoki mushrooms from South Korea, regardless of the distributor or brand.

The FDA placed Green Co. Ltd. products on an import alert, which allows the mushrooms to be detained when they enter the U.S. According to the FDA, Green Co. enoki mushrooms tested positive for the same listeria strain linked to illnesses with onset dates from November 2016 to December 2019.

There are four deaths linked to the enoki mushrooms, and a total of 36 cases.

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Submitted by Person who eats these mushrooms on Sat, 04/25/2020 - 19:24

If you cook them, it will be fine to eat.