Media in Pennsylvania tonight are reporting that the much-touted Phillips Mushroom Farm of Kennett Square is recalling packages of enoki mushrooms because they may be contaminated Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause the potentially fatal disease known as listeriosis.
Phillips Mushroom Farm said in a statement Sunday the enoki mushrooms have been distributed in the United States and Canada through retail and food service channels. They were packaged under various brand names and sold between Jan. 13 and 30.
Phillips says the mushrooms were packed in clear plastic bags with blue, green or red graphics panels, plastic tills wrapped with ilm or one pound bags for food service.
The Phillips Mushroom Farm called Listeria "an uncommon but potentially fatal disease that is most dangerous to people with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and people with HIV."