Published On: Sat, Sep 29th, 2012

Canadian Food Inspection Agency issues health alert: Champ’s Mushrooms Listeria risk

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Champ’s Mushrooms are warning the public not to consume the Champ’s Mushrooms Sliced Crimini Mushrooms described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected products have been distributed in Alberta and British Columbia and may have been distributed in other provinces as well.

Sliced Crimini Mushrooms

Champ’s Mushrooms Sliced Crimini Mushrooms Photo/CFIA

According to the CFIA Health Hazard Alert, the following Champ’s Mushrooms brand Sliced Crimini Mushrooms are affected by this alert:




200 g 6 78286 99933 4 260 S4189
227 g 6 78286 88877 5 PO 15SEP2012 or PO 16SEP2012
454 g 6 78286 88881 2 PO 15SEP2012

British Columbia company, Champ’s Mushrooms is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.

Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is an important public health problem. . The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. 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.

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

For questions and more information, call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.

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