An urgent alert has been issued as 15 states have recalled certain types of mushrooms over salmonella fears.
The recall was announced Monday by the company Tai Phat Wholesalers following routine testing by the Maryland Department of Health and Human Services.
The FDA followed up on its announcement on Tuesday, urging shoppers to check their closets after the bacteria was discovered in some of their packaging.
Four species of the company’s three-coin dried mushrooms are affected.
Buyers should check their closets for the following products:
- Three Coins Dried Mushroom Slices – Item Number: 01051- Nam Meo Soi -S- 2.5 oz
- Three Coins Dried Mushroom Slices – Item Number: 01276- Nam Meo Soi -L- 10.5 oz
- Three Coins Dried Mushrooms Whole – Item Number: 01052- Nam Meo Nguyen -S- 2.5 oz
- Three Coins Dried Mushrooms Whole – Item Number: 01277- Nam Meo Nguyen -L- 10.5 oz
The mushrooms were sold in specialty stores in 15 states, including Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
According to the FDA, no diseases have been linked to these products.
The Maryland Department of Health and Human Services continues to investigate a possible cause of the issue.
Anyone who has purchased the affected mushrooms is urged to return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.
Buyers with questions can contact the company at 1-703-538-8000.
Although not everyone gets Salmonella, the bacteria is known to affect young children, the elderly, pregnant women and others with compromised immune systems such as B. those fighting cancer.
Other recalls have recently been issued over similar contamination concerns.
Chick-fil-a discovered a potentially dangerous ingredient in two of their most popular dishes.
The chain restaurant said Tuesday that a supplier informed them that they “unintentionally added an undeclared milk allergen” to the recipe for the grilled chicken fillets and grilled nuggets.
Meanwhile, cookies sold at Target were also recalled this week over fears they might contain bits of metal.
This product recall applies to 44-ounce packages of Market Pantry White Fudge Animal Cookies sold in a bear-shaped plastic jar.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6129121/urgent-warning-grocery-item-mushrooms-recalled-salmonella/ Urgent warning as groceries have been recalled in 15 states after salmonella was found in packages for sale