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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Sliced Mushrooms may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
December 10, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Greenwood Mushroom Farm
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, December 10, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Greenwood Mushroom Farm are warning the public not to consume the sliced mushrooms described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following sliced mushrooms, bearing the code WBB-MA 2011/DE/10, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Name Size UPC
Windmill Farms Triple Washed Sliced Mushrooms 227 g 8 oz 8 56243 00043 3
Windmill Farms Triple Washed Sliced Mushrooms 454 g 16 oz 8 56243 00062 4
Compliments Sliced Mushrooms 227 g 8 oz 0 68820 10090 4
Longo's White Mushroom Sliced 227 g / 8 oz 7 72468 01001 2

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The processor, Greenwood Mushroom Farm, Ashburn, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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