Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 10, 2011 16:14 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert-Certain Sliced Mushrooms May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 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 White Mushrooms 227 g 8 oz 0 68820 10090 4
Longo's White Mushrooms Sliced 227 g / 8 oz 7 72468 01001 2

These products have been distributed in Ontario.

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

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.

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.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Listeria monocytogenes, visit the Food Facts web page at:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/listeriae.shtml.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Photos of the products are available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/mushrooms1210.pdf

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600