Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. informs you of voluntarily product recall of below dried Fungus item due to potential Salmonella contamination:
Product : #60403 BLACK FUNGUS (KIKURAGE) 5LB
Brand : Shirakiku
Pack Size : 5LB
UPC Code: 00074410604035
Product Lot Code: All Lots with Item #60403 on the package
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
We are issuing a voluntary recall for Shirakiku brand imported Dried Fungus (also known as Black Fungus or Kikurage) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The product was distributed to restaurants in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and British Columbia in Canada.
We are initiating the recall after the California Department of Public Health discovered the presence of Salmonella in the product. The manufacturer has been made aware of the issue, and is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the issue so corrections can be implemented.
To ensure consumer safety, all distribution of the affected product has ceased and restaurant customers have been notified for the product removal. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact from our web inquiry.
Food Safety Department
Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc.
Please refer to Our Food Recall Announcement Letter