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Enoki Mushroom Lawsuit

Enoki Mushroom Lawsuit

At least 4 people died and 36 were infected with Listeria after eating enoki mushrooms from Korea between November 2016 and December 2019.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting enoki mushroom induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a Listeria infection, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: H&C Food Inc. Recalls Enoki Mushrooms from Korea

On April 7, H&C Foods Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, recalled enoki mushrooms from Korea due to a risk of Listeria contamination. The mushrooms were sold in New York, Maryland and Virginia through Great Wall Supermarket between February 15th, 2020 and March 5th, 2020. The company name “H&C Food Inc.” can be found on the back of the 7-ounce clear plastic package with a green label.

FDA Warns High-Risk People Not to Eat Enoki Mushrooms from Korea

On March 27, the FDA warned high-risk people not to eat ANY enoki mushrooms from Korea, including mushrooms that have not been recalled, due to an increased risk of Listeria illness. High-risk people include elderly adults, people with weak immune systems or chronic diseases, pregnant women, and babies.

Guan’s Recalls Enoki Mushrooms After Positive Test for Listeria

On March 23, Guan’s Mushroom Co. recalled all 200-gram clear plastic packages of Enoki Mushrooms (Product of Korea) after a bag tested positive for Listeria in testing by the state of California. The product was distributed to stores in California, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Deadly Listeria Outbreak Linked to Enoki Mushrooms

Enoki mushrooms from Korea are linked to a deadly outbreak of Listeria in 17 states. The outbreak has infected at least 36 people, including 4 people who died in California, Hawaii, and New Jersey. The victims include 6 pregnant women, two of whom suffered a fetal loss, according to the CDC.

Sun Hong Foods Recalls Enoki Mushrooms

In March 2020, Sun Hong Foods Inc. recalled enoki mushrooms after a product tested by health officials in Michigan tested positive for Listeria.

The recall involves enoki mushrooms that were imported from Korea and sold at Asian supermarkets, such as J&L Supermarket, Jusgo Supermarket, ZTao Market, New Sang Supermarket, and Galleria Market in California, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, and Florida.

CDC Warns High-Risk People to Avoid Enoki Mushrooms from Korea

The recall by Sun Hong Foods does not account for all of the illnesses linked to enoki mushrooms, according to the CDC. Other enoki mushrooms that have yet been recalled may also be contaminated.

Therefore, the CDC is warning all high-risk people to avoid eating enoki mushrooms labeled as a “Product of Korea” until investigators find the source of the outbreak and identify other distributors.

People at high risk of a Listeria illness include pregnant women, adults 65 or older, and people with weak immune systems.

Signs & Symptoms of a Listeria Infection

The symptoms of a Listeria infection usually take 1 to 4 weeks to appear, but they can occur in as little as 1 day or as long as 70 days. Pregnant women typically experience only fever, flu-like symptoms, fatigue and muscle aches. Non-pregnant people may experience symptoms including a headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions in addition to fever and muscle aches.

Do I have an Enoki Mushroom Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting enoki mushroom induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a Listeria infection, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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