Shirakiku Imported Dried Fungus Recall [Canada]


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Shirakiku Imported Dried Fungus Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc., a Santa Fe Springs, California establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Shirakiku branded Imported Dried Fungus, also known as Black Fungus or Kikurage, from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Salmonella contamination and consequential risks of Gram-negative bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

CFIA: http://ht.ly/J6xP30rbVV9

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2020/74019r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Dried Fungus products are subject to this recall:

  • Shirakiku Imported Dried Fungus, also known as Black Fungus or Kikurage, sold in 2.27 kilogram (five (5) pound) clear plastic packages; affected batch/lots: all codes sold up to and including September 24, 2020 with a UPC of 00074410604035

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. One (1) additional image of the recalled Dried Fungus can be found on the Web site above.

==> No item numbers, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CFIA, Wismettac has initiated this recall after the California Department of Public Health discovered the presence of Salmonella in the Shirakiku Imported Dried Fungus. You should neither serve nor consume the recalled Fungus products identified above.

The Shirakiku Imported Dried Fungus product was known to have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba as well as the American states of 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 and Wisconsin.

==> For information about Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Shirakiku Imported Dried Fungus, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Dried Fungus products to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat bacterial poisonings such as Salmonelosis.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please complete the following Web-based enquiry form from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, available here: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/report-a-concern/contact-us/eng/1390269985112/1390346078752.

You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or 1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time. If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at 1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at cfia.media.acia@canada.ca.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Shirakiku Imported Dried Fungus, please search for “Fungus” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Wismettac Asian Foods by e-mail at recall@wismettacusa.com.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Salmonella contamination, please search for “Salmonella” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc, please search for “Wismettac” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Shirakiku brand, please search for “Shirakiku” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: 14020
Recalls Direct RIN: 13562-2020
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