The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) have advised vulnerable consumers to thoroughly cook enoki mushrooms due to the risk of Listeria contamination.

Analysis of FSA and local authority sampling data has found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 13 of 40 samples of enoki mushrooms tested, sometimes at high levels. Contaminated mushrooms have been imported from China, South Korea, Thailand, and other Asian countries.

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