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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Sliced White Mushrooms May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes


(9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Saturday)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 14, 2012 – Ciolino Produce was notified that our Highline 8 oz. packaged  Sliced White Mushrooms may 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 also cause miscarriages and still births among pregnant women.

The grower/processor, Highline Mushrooms, Leamington, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from all marketplaces. The following Sliced White Mushrooms, sold in 227 g ( 8 oz ) containers bearing lot code L410805 followed by a 4-digit time code ( e.g., L4108051420 ) and a Best Before Date of 12AU15, are affected by this alert.

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The product was held for sale at Ciolino Produce, Temperance, MI. / Monroe, MI, on August 10, 2012 – August 12, 2012.

Highline Mushrooms contacted Ciolinos Produce on August 14, 2012 to notify us about the recalled Mushrooms.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency ( CFIA) and Highline Mushrooms are WARNING the public not to consume the Sliced White Mushrooms described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

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

Please discard all 8 oz. Sliced White Mushrooms and bring in receipt for complete refund.

For more information consumers can call Ciolinos at 1-734-847-4140 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday Eastern time.


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