Company Announcement

Utopia Foods Inc of Glendale, NY, is recalling all lots within expiry of Qilu Enterprise branded 200g packages of “Enoki Mushrooms” because they have the potential to be contaminated with LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES, an organism which 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 MONOCYTOGENES infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled Enoki Mushrooms were distributed to produce wholesalers in NY, NJ, PA, MA and MD. Products may have been further distributed to retail locations such as grocery stores.

The product comes in a 200g, clear plastic package with barcode 8928918610109 marked on the packaging. All products within expiry are included in the recall and were distributed between 8/7/2023 and 10/20/2023.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential contamination was noted by a routine sampling conducted by the State of West Virginia on products which were further distributed by Utopia’s customers bearing expiration date 10/26/2023. The products tested positive for LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES.

Utopia Foods had suspended the distribution of the products and initiated a full-range recall for all expiration dates.

Consumers who have purchased the 200g packages of “Enoki Mushrooms” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718.389.8898 Monday-Friday EST 8AM-5PM.



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