Recall of Mushrooms in Canada


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Belle Grove Brand mushrooms produced by Monaghan Mushrooms of Campbellville, ONT.  The product had limited limited distribution in the Province of Ontario.


This is the first occasion that mushrooms have been involved in proliferation of Clostridium botulinum although the growth substrate may have been contaminated with spores of Botulinum  especially if horse manure was used in cultivation. Previous cases of listeriosis have been attributed to contaminated mushrooms.   


No report of illness has been received and in view of the fact that the use by date was January 15th, mushrooms that are highly perishable will have been consumed, discarded or recalled this week.