USA – Given Listeria risk why are enoki mushrooms still for sale?

Food Poison Journal

T Fresh Company of City of Industry, CA is recalling its 7.5oz (200g) enoki mushrooms, Lot #6021053 grown in China, because it has the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness.

Lot #6021053 was distributed from California and Texas to retail stores through produce distributors. The potential for contamination was noted after surveillance sampling by the CDPH revealed the presence of Listeria monocytegenes in 7.05oz (200g) packages of enoki mushroom. Product is packaged in a Light Blue & transparent plastic packaging, with ” Yes” Logo for the 200g(7.5oz). Enoki mushrooms are white, stringy with small caps. The weight of the product is 7.5 oz (200g). The UPC barcode numbers are 825382736947 (200g), with no other codes.

The distribution of the product has bee

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