Seafood Mushroom Recall Due to Potential Health Hazard

Seafood Mushroom Recall Due to Potential Health Hazard

The Kane County Health Department is advising residents to be aware of a seafood mushroom product that could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium which can cause life threatening illness or death.

According to the Health Department and  U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Sun Hong, Inc. of Montebello, CA, is recalling all cases of Seafood Mushroom (Product of China) net weight 5.3 oz./150g.

The product was distributed in Illinois through Asian supermarkets.

Seafood mushrooms are white mushrooms, with long, long white stems, and mushroom caps. They are usually sold in clusters.

The affected products are sold in a clear plastic tray that is packed in green and clear plastic. “100% natural fresh” is printed in the top right. “Mushrooms” is written in cursive and in light green in the middle. The top half is clear and the bottom is dark green with a white stripe going across.

“Seafood Mushroom” is printed in light green and white on the bottom half. Beneath that are instructions to keep it refrigerated and its weight of 5.3oz/150g.

  • UPC 6 953150 011881
  • Brand name on the back: Sun Hong Foods, Inc
  • Packaging 5.3oz/ 150g
  • Sold under refrigerated conditions

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 can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Consumers are warned not to consume even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Consumers who have purchased Sun Hong Foods, Inc Seafood Mushrooms are urged to not eat it and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1
(323) 597-1112, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST.

For more information, see this FDA news release.

The Kane County Health Department has an abundance of information about food safety online at KaneHealth.com/Pages/Food-Safety.aspx.

SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release