Nationally Distributed Mushrooms Recalled After Testing Reveals Listeria

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Farm Fresh Produce LLC of Vernon, California is recalling all of its 14.11 ounce packages of “TWA Agricultural Mixed Mushrooms” due to the potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Routine testing by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 14.11 ounce packages from “TWA Agriculture Mixed Mushrooms”.

The recalled mushrooms were distributed to retail stores nationwide.

Recalled product:

  • The product comes in a 14.11 ounce clear plastic package marked UPC6957937481850.

At the time of posting this recall, there have been no reported illnesses related to this issue.

Production of the product has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

Consumers who bought recalled products should be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

About Listeria Infections
Foods contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell tainted, but can still cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Anyone who ate it recalled produced and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical attention and inform their physician of possible exposure to Listeria.

Additionally, anyone who has consumed any of the recalled products should monitor their symptoms over the next few weeks, as it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle pain, severe headache, and stiff neck. Specific laboratory tests are needed to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people like cancer patients with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk for serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women have only mild flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, newborn infection, or even stillbirth.

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