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March 23, 2020: Guan’s Mushroom Co Recalls Enoki Mushrooms

Guan’s Mushroom Co Recalls Enoki Mushrooms News – Guan’s Mushroom Co of Commerce, CA is recalling its Enoki Mushrooms due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamintation as a result of testing from the State of California.

Guan’s Mushroom Co Recall Information

On March 23, 2020, Guan’s Mushroom Co recalled all cases of its 200g/7.05 ounce packages of Enoki Mushroom (Product of Korea) due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled Enoki Mushrooms were distributed through produce distributors at retail stores and wholesalers in California, New York, and Pennsylvania.

The Enoki Mushrooms come in 200g/7.05ounces, with clear plastic packaging. The description “Enoki Mushroom” in English, Korean and French, and Guan’s logo is on the front with the UPC code: 859267007013 and package code 14-1 at lower right corner of the back of the packaging.

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

Consumers who have purchased the affected Enoki Mushrooms are urged to return them to the point of purchase for a refund.

About Listeria

Listeria monocytogenes, is a type of bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection (listeriosis) can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Please see About Listeria for more information.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm for a Free Listeria Lawsuit Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with listeriosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of Listeria food poisoning, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free Listeria Lawsuit case evaluation by contacting The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

Please visit Food Poisoning Lawyer, C. Diff Lawsuit, and Medical Malpractice Attorney for information regarding our additional legal services.

March 10, 2020: Public Health Officials Investigating Mushroom Listeria Outbreak

Health Officials Alert Pubic To Mushroom Listeria Outbreak Investigation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health officials are currently investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria infections (listeriosis) linked to eating enoki mushrooms. A total of 36 persons have been infected with Listeria across 17 states.  Thirty hospitalizations and 4 deaths have been reported.

News of the Listeria mushroom outbreak investigation was reported shortly after Sun Hong Foods, Inc. announced a Mushroom Recall for all enoki mushrooms imported from Korea (Republic of Korea), for potential Listeria contamination. The company recalled the product after the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development found that a sample of these mushrooms tested positive for Listeria.

Mushroom Listeria Outbreak Information

On March 10, 2020, the FDA reported the following mushroom Listeria outbreak facts:

  • 36 persons have been infected with Listeria across 17 states. The number of cases by state is as follows: AZ (2), CA (9), FL (2), HI (3), IN (1), KY (1), MA (2), MD (2), MI (1), MO (1), NC (1), NJ (1), NV (1), NY (4), RI (1), TN (1), VA (3).
  • Thirty hospitalizations and 4 deaths have been reported.
  • Illness Onset Date Range: November 23, 2016 – December 13, 2019
  • The Listeria found in the enoki mushrooms distributed by Sun Hong Foods, Inc., was determined, by whole genome sequencing, to be a genetic match to the Listeria outbreak strain when tested by Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Mushroom Listeria Outbreak – FDA Advice For Consumers                       

The FDA has provided retailers and consumers with advice to follow during the current mushroom Listeria outbreak.

  • “Consumers should not eat the recalled mushrooms, and should also check their refrigerators and throw away any recalled enoki mushrooms from Sun Hong Foods, Inc.
  • Restaurants and retailers should not sell or serve recalled enoki mushrooms distributed by Sun Hong Foods, Inc.
  • Consumers, restaurants, retailers, and high risk groups should discard and not eat, sell, or serve enoki mushrooms if they cannot tell where they came from.
  • At this time, high risk groups, including the elderly, people with weakened immune systems or chronic diseases, pregnant women and their newborn babies, should not eat enoki mushrooms from Korea (Republic of Korea), even if they were not part of the Sun Hong Foods, Inc. recall.”

Please see About Listeria to learn more about Listeria and Listeria Food Poisoning.

Mushroom Listeria Outbreak Product Recall Information

Mushroom Listeria Outbreak - Product Recall
Mushroom Listeria Outbreak – Product Recall

On March 9, 2020, Sun Hong Foods, Inc. announced a Mushroom Recall for all enoki mushrooms imported from Korea (Republic of Korea).

Sun Hong Foods, Inc. enoki mushrooms were sold in 7.05 oz / 200 g clear plastic packaging with a green label. Sun Hong Foods, Inc. is labeled on the back of the packaging underneath the bar code, and bear the UPC code: 7 426852 625810.

The recalled mushrooms were sold to distributors in California, Florida, Illinois, Oregon, and Texas, and to the following retailers: J&L Supermarket, Jusgo Supermarket, ZTao Market, New Sang Supermarket, and Galleria Market. The product could have been distributed further, reaching additional states and retail locations.

Please see Mushroom Listeria Outbreak and Recall for FDA notice.

Contact Attorney Eric Weinberg for a Free Listeria Lawsuit Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with listeriosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of Listeria food poisoning, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free Listeria Lawsuit case evaluation by contacting The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

March 9, 2020: Mushroom Recall Announced For Potential Listeria Contamination

Mushroom Recall Announced

Enoki Mushroom Recall – Sun Hong Foods, Inc. of  Montebello, California is recalling all cases of Enoki Mushroom (Product of Korea) Net Wt 7.05/200g because the mushrooms may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen,  Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria). Listeria is a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to eat the recalled mushrooms even if the product does not look or smell spoiled.

Listeria Mushroom Recall Product Information

Front of Enoki Mushroom Packaging

Product covered by the Mushroom Recall was distributed to California, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, and Florida.

Stores that may carry the recalled Sun Hong Foods’ mushrooms include: (Asian Supermarket), J&L Supermarket, Jusgo Supermarket, ZTao Market, New Sang Supermarket, and Galleria Market.

Sun Hong Foods provided the following mushroom recall product information:

  • Enoki mushrooms are packaged in a White Cardboard Box, inside has 25 count of 200g.
  • Enoki mushrooms are white, with long stems and small caps. They’re usually sold in clusters. The affected products are sold in clear plastic bags with green panels: labeling in front of packaging will have 4 characters in korean, Enoki Mushrooms (orange front), Product of Korea, Net weight 7.05 oz/200g.
  • UPC 7 426852 625810
  • Brand name in back: Sun Hong Foods, Inc
  • Packaging: 7.05 oz/200g
  • Sold under refrigerated conditions

The company stated “Sun Hong Foods became aware of this issue after notification by FDA that samples of the product tested by the State of Michigan were found to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.  The company further indicated “We are aware that ill persons who may have consumed the product are under investigation.”

About Listeria

Listeria monocytogenes, is a type of bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection (listeriosis) can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Please see About Listeria for more information.

Contact Attorney Eric Weinberg for a Free Listeria Lawsuit Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with listeriosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of Listeria food poisoning, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free Listeria Lawsuit case evaluation by contacting The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

Please visit Food Poisoning Lawsuits  and C. Diff Lawyers NJ for information regarding our additional legal services.

March 4, 2020: CDC Reports Listeria Egg Outbreak Investigation Has Concluded

Listeria Egg Outbreak Update – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the investigation of Listeria infections linked to Almark hard-boiled egg products has concluded. Public health officials are concerned however, that the recalled hard-boiled egg products could still be in refrigerators. Consumers are cautioned that if they have these products at home, do not eat them!

Listeria Egg Outbreak Product Recall Information

The CDC initially alerted the public on December 18, 2019, that epidemiologic and laboratory evidence identified bulk hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia, as the likely source of this outbreak.

Almark Foods announced a recall for its hard-boiled and peeled eggs in pails on December 20, 2019. On December 23, 2019, Almark expanded the egg recall to include all hard-boiled eggs produced at the Gainesville, Georgia facility. All recalled products are now past their “best by” dates.

The recalled egg products were sold under more than 30 brand names for foodservice use and for direct sale to consumers. A list of all product recalls related to the Listeria egg outbreak can be found on the FDA Website.

Final Outbreak Information

Listeria egg outbreak cases were reported by five states as follows: FL (1), ME (2), PA (1), SC (2), TX (2). Five hospitalizations and one death in Texas were also reported. Last illness isolation date was December 7, 2019.

The CDC further reported that as of March 4, 2020, this outbreak appears to be over.

Symptoms of Listeria Infection

According to the CDC Listeria infection (listeriosis) may result in the following symptoms:

“• Listeriosis can cause different symptoms, depending on the person and the part of the body affected.

  • Pregnant women typically experience only fever and other flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue and muscle aches. However, infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
  • People other than pregnant women: Symptoms can include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions in addition to fever and muscle aches.

• Symptoms for invasive listeriosis usually start 1 to 4 weeks after eating food contaminated with Listeria. Some people have reported symptoms starting as late as 70 days after exposure or as early as the same day of exposure.

• Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. “

For more information, please see About Listeria

Contact Attorney Eric Weinberg for a Listeria Lawsuit Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with listeriosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of Listeria food poisoning, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a Listeria Lawsuit case evaluation by contacting The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

Please visit Food Poisoning Lawsuits  and C. Diff Lawyers NJ for information regarding our additional legal services.

February 10, 2020: Blendtopia Products, LLC Recalls Frozen Smoothie Products

Blendtopia Products, LLC Frozen Smoothie Recall News – Blendtopia Products, LLC is recalling its frozen Blendtopia brand Superfood Smoothie Kits due to possible Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination.

Blendtopia Products, LLC Frozen Smoothie Recall Information

On February 10, 2020, Blendtopia Products, LLC issued a recall for 29,078 cases of 7 ounce frozen Blendtopia brand Superfood Smoothie Kits because of a possible Listeria contamination. The potential contamination was discovered through Blendtopia’s quality control process.

The frozen smoothie blends affected include the following Blendtopia brand Superfood Smoothie Kits:

  • Glow, Detox, Energy, Immunity, and Strength

The impacted products have “Best By” labels of:

  • July 2021, Oct 2021, and Nov 2021

Blendtopia’s frozen smoothie products were distributed nationwide and are also sold at select retailers and through online sales.

About Listeria

Listeria monocytogenes, is a type of bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection (listeriosis) can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Please see About Listeria for more information.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm for a Free Listeria Lawsuit Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with listeriosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of Listeria food poisoning, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free Listeria Lawsuit case evaluation by contacting The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

Please visit Food Poisoning Lawyer, C. Diff Lawsuit, and Medical Malpractice Attorney for information regarding our additional legal services.