July 2, 2022

Hankook (Korean characters only) Original Kimchi Recalled in Canada

Hankook Original Kimchi is being recalled for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination in Canada. There have been illnesses reported that are associated with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is T-Brothers Food & Trading Ltd. The recalled product is Hankook (Korean characters only) Original Kimchi that is packaged in 1670 gram containers. The UPC number that is stamped on the label is 6 23431 00030 4. Th best before date for this item is 22JA29 (January 29, 2022). The product was sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. This recall was triggered by findings conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. At least 14 people in two provinces (Alberta and Saskatchewan) have been … [Read more...]

Hankook (Korean characters only) Original Kimchi E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak

A Hankook (Korean characters only) brand Original Kimchi E. coli O157:H7 outbreak has been announced by the Public Health Agency of Canada. As of January 28, 2022 there are 14 laboratory-confirmed cases linked to this outbreak. A food recall has been issued. The patient case count by province is: Alberta (13) and Saskatchewan (1). The patient age range is between 0 and 61 years of age. No hospitalizations or deaths have been reported. Many of those sickened said they ate Hankook (Korean characters only) brand Original Kimchi before they got sick. Kimchi is a spicy type of Korean sauerkraut that is made from fermented vegetables. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, along with the Public Health Agency of Canada and provincial public health partners are investigating this outbreak. … [Read more...]

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