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Safety alert: B.C.-wide mushroom recall issued for possible listeria contamination

Check your fridges! Food contaminated with listeria may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is notifying British Columbians about a province-wide mushroom recall due to possible listeria contamination. 

In a notification issued on Nov. 25, the CFIA states that Covic International Trading Inc. is recalling Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The recalled product has been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

The notification follows recalls of the brand in October and November, with the most recent prior recall issued on Nov. 15

Photo via The 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.

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