United Salad Co. Recalls Champ’s Sliced Crimini Mushrooms Because of Possible Health Risk

Portland, OR –-(ENEWSPF)–June 20, 2015.  United Salad Co., the distributor of Portland, Oregon, is initiating a voluntary recall of Champ’s Sliced Crimini Mushrooms, product of Canada, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product to date.

Brand name Common name Size UPC Codes
Champ’s Mushrooms Sliced Crimini Mushrooms 227 g (8 oz) 6 78286 88877 5 Not available

The recalled mushrooms were distributed to retailers and supermarkets from 06/13/15 to 06/14/15 in Oregon and Washington. Each individual container does not have code date; however product average shelf life is 10 days.

The affected Sliced Crimini Mushrooms were recalled by our supplier Champ’s Mushrooms in Canada.

Retail stores are requested to remove any affected products off the store shelves. Consumers who have the recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should destroy or discard it.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this regard. Please feel free to contact us should you require additional information or assistance at 1-800-547-5536 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (P.D.T.)

Photo: Product Labels

Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.

Source: fda.gov