Health alert: B.C.-wide mushroom recall issued after possible listeria contamination

Mushrooms recalled in BC

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is alerting the public that a brand of mushrooms is being recalled due to possible listeria contamination.

Covic International Trading Inc. is recalling Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The product was sold in Alberta and British Columbia and people are advised not to eat any of it.

CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to your supplier.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth.

In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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