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Wood ear mushrooms recalled over salmonella concerns

Wood ear mushrooms that were imported from Santa Fe Springs, California are believed to be linked to a salmonella outbreak. The mushrooms were imported by Wismettac Asian Foods, and distributed to restaurants in 31 states and Washington D.C.

Wismettac Asian Foods imported their mushrooms from China, and they came in 5 pound bags. Both the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have now issued alerts for consumers. So far, more than 40 cases of salmonella infection have been reported in nearly a dozen states, leading to four people being hospitalized.

Restaurants have been told to immediately cease the sale of the recalled mushrooms, and they’re to throw them out. The FDA recommends that customers ask their restaurant where their mushrooms originated from before ordering. Restaurants are also to use “extra vigilance” to clean and sanitize areas the mushrooms came in contact with.

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