The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has warned against the consumption of fresh enoki mushrooms from Thailand citing some imported packs have been contaminated with the pathogenic bacteria listeria monocytogenes. This is according to the results of the analysis in the Ministry's Central Food Laboratories.
“Based on notifications from the competent authorities in some countries, where it was proven that this product is contaminated with bacteria, MoPH, in coordination with the Ministry of Municipality, withdrew the quantities of the product from the local markets and has subjected them to analysis. All shipments received from abroad were subjected to laboratory analysis as well. The MoPH'S Food Incident Team has been assigned to track and verify the causes of contamination,” a statement from MoPH said.
MoPH has urged consumers to dispose of the purchased packs of this product or return them to the outlets from which they were purchased, and in the event that the product is consumed and having symptoms such as vomiting, nausea or persistent fever, muscle pain or severe headaches, consumers should visit the nearest health centre.
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