Listeria Outbreak Linked To Recalled Enoki Mushrooms Sickens 3 In Mass., Rhode Island

(CBS/CNN) — Four people have died and 30 have been hospitalized with listeria, likely after eating recalled enoki mushrooms from the company Sun Hong Foods, authorities said. Two of the cases are in Massachusetts and one is in Rhode Island, according to the CDC. Sun Hong Foods recalled the mushrooms Monday because they may be contaminated with listeria, according to the FDA’s website. Sun Hong Foods, Inc. Recalls Enoki Mushroom Because of Possible Health Risk — U.S. FDA (@FDArecalls) March 10, 2020 Four deaths have been reported in California, Hawaii and New Jersey. The CDC has gotten 36 reports of infected people from 17 states. Six cases involved pregnant women, two of whom miscarried, the CDC said. “Do not eat, serve, or sell any recalled enoki mushrooms distributed by Sun Hong Foods, Inc.” the CDC said on its website. Listeriosis causes different symptoms in different people. For most, symptoms include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, fever, muscle aches and convulsions. Pregnant women can have these same symptoms but the bacterial infection can also lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery or life-threatening infection for the newborn. Symptoms typically start one to four weeks after eating the contaminated food. The infections can be treated with antibiotics. The source of contamination is being investigated as well as whether other products are linked to the i...
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