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Safety alert: B.C.-wide mushroom recall updated after possible listeria contamination

Food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is notifying consumers that a recall of a brand of mushrooms due to possible listeria contamination has been updated to include additional product information.

On Oct. 14, Covic International Trading Inc. recalled Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom from the marketplace due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination. 

The product was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and possibly Canada-wide. 

The CFIA has identified additional product information during its food safety investigation. You should not eat any of the recalled product. 

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Photo via Canadian Food Inspection Agency

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to your supplier.

Food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.

Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth.

In severe cases of illness, people may die.