September 25, 2021

Shirakiku Black Fungus Recalled in Canada For Salmonella Contamination

Wismettac Asian foods is recalling Shirakiku Black Fungus in Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. They are also known as dried wood ear mushrooms. There is a Salmonella Stanley outbreak in the United States linked to this product; that outbreak and recall triggered this recall in Canada. Consumers should not eat, and restaurants should not serve, use, or sell this product.   The recalled product is Shirakiku Black Fungus (Kikurage), that is sold in 2.27 kg packages. The UPC number on the label is 0 74410 60403 5. All codes up to and including September 24, 2020 are recalled. The mushrooms were probably sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and possibly nationally to restaurants, hotels, and institutions. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is … [Read more...]

FDA Weighs In On Salmonella Stanley Wood Ear Mushrooms Outbreak

The FDA, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is investigating a Salmonella Stanley wood ear mushrooms outbreak that has sickened at least 41 people in 10 states. Wood ear mushrooms are a dried mushroom product that is also called Dried Black Fungus, Dried Fungus, Kikurage, or Mu'er/Mu Er/Mu-Err. Wismettac Asian Foods recalled all wood ear mushrooms within shelf life on September 23, 2020. The mushrooms were distributed in six packs of five-pound bags to restaurants in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington D.C., 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, … [Read more...]

Imported Dried Black Fungus Linked to Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 41

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says imported dried black fungus is linked to a Salmonella Stanley outbreak that has sickened at least 41 people in 10 states. The FDA released a recall notice for that product earlier today. The product is also called Kikurage, Dried Fungus, Wood Ear Mushrooms, or Mu'er/Mu/Er/Mu-Err. It is typically used to make ramen. The mushrooms were distributed only to restaurants, not sold to consumers, in six packs of five-pound bags labeled as Shirakiku Black Fungus (Kikurage) with the UPC number 00074410604305 and lot number 60403. The product was imported from China. The patient case count by state is: Arizona (1), California (25), Connecticut (1), Georgia (1), Illinois (5), Louisiana (1), New Jersey (2), New York (1), Pennsylvania (2), … [Read more...]

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