A California mushroom grower is recalling about ten-thousand cases of fresh sliced white and baby bella mushrooms because they may be contaminated with a potentially fatal organism.
Monterey Mushrooms says the mushrooms were distributed from its
Pennsylvania plant to seven states, including North Carolina.
The product was sold in foam containers and plastic bags with
code dates 237 through 247.
Listeria can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections in young
children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune
systems and miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Monterey says no illnesses have been reported. Consumers who purchased the mushrooms are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
You can find more information at: http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/monterey09_08.html