September 24, 2020 — Black mushrooms that are commonly used on ramen were recalled after an outbreak of Salmonella.
At least 41 people in 10 states have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Stanley, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Multiple sick people ate ramen containing wood ear mushrooms in the week before their illness.
Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc., of Santa Fe Springs, California, recalled Shirakiku® imported dried black mushrooms due to potential Salmonella contamination.
The mushrooms are known as Kikurage, Black Wood Ear Mushrooms, or Black Fungus. In the U.S., these mushrooms are popular toppings on bowls of ramen noodle soup.
The recall involves 5-pound packages of Black Fungus (Kikurage), Item #60403, UPC Code 00074410604035, and Lot Code 60403.
No illnesses were reported. The Salmonella Stanley contamination was discovered in testing by the California Department of Public Health.
The recalled mushrooms were distributed to restaurants in Pennsylvania, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, as well as British Columbia in Canada.
Healthy people who are infected with Salmonella may experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection can be severe.
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