4 Dead 36 Infected In 17 States With Listeria From Tainted Korean Mushrooms
At least one person in California has died from a listeria infection linked to imported mushrooms distributed by a Southern California company, federal health officials said this week. Montebello-based Sun Hong Foods issued a recall Monday for the enoki mushrooms suspected as the source of the outbreak — which has infected 36 people in 17 states, hospitalized 30 and killed four people in California, Hawaii and New Jersey, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The illnesses linked to the mushrooms, which are imported from South Korea, span a period from November 2016 to December of last year, to December of last year, health officials said.
“This investigation is ongoing to determine the source of contamination and if additional products are linked to illness,” the CDC wrote in a statement Tuesday.