Marine Agrifuture of Kahuku, Hawaii is recalling three products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. This facility is linked to a Salmonella outbreak in Hawaii among people who ate Limu Poke, or raw fish with seafood. Fourteen people were sickened in mid-October in this outbreak. The Hawaii State Department of Health traced the seaweed back to Marine Agrifuture and found the bacteria in packaging and processing tanks and in the farm environment.
The recalled products include Kahuku Ogo in plastic bags of various weights from 0.5 pounds to 35 pounds. They were sold from November 2, 2016 and before. Robusta Ogo is also recalled, sold in plastic bags in weights from 0.5 pounds to 35 pounds, sold from November 2, 2016 and before. Sea Asparagus is recalled, sold in 4 ounce packages with UPC number 897680001010, 1 pound clear plastic clamshells with UPC number 897680001027, or in a 5 pound plastic bag with UPC number 897680001041. That product was sold from November 8, 2016 and before.
The products were distributed mainly in Hawaii to seafood and produce distributors through direct delivery. And they were delivered to some customers in California, Washington, Nevada, and Tokyo, Japan. The products also retailed at local farmers markets in Hawaii.
Production at the facility has been suspended while the FDA and the company investigate. If you purchased any of these recalled products, do not use them, sell them, or eat them. Return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
The symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea that may be bloody, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. These symptoms usually begin six to seventy-two hours after exposure to the bacteria. If you ate these products and have experienced these symptoms, see your doctor.