September 30, 2014

Shiitake-Ya Brand Gourmet Mushrooms Recalled for Contamination

L.A. Link (Huntington Beach) Corporation of Cerritos, California is recalling Shiitake-Ya brand Gourmet Shiitake Slices because the mushrooms may be contaminated with carbendazim, fluoranthene, and pyrene.

Carbendazim is the fungicide that was found in imported orange juice that caused a moratorium on imported products. Fluoranthene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon that is classified as a carcinogen. And pyrene is also a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, first isolated from coal tar.

Product details:

  • Shiitake-Ya brand Gourmet Shiitake Slices
  • Packaged in 6 ounce plastic jars
  • SELL BY date of 4/16/2013
  • Sold to Costco Wholesale locations in California, Oregon, and Washington

The FDA sampled some of this product and found the contamination. If you have purchased this product, return it to the place of purchase for a refund. For questions, call 562-802-0366 Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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