Tai Phat Wholesalers, LLC Recalls “Three Coins Dried Mushrooms” Because of Possible Health Risk - 9/6/22
Company Announcement Date:
August 29, 2022
FDA Publish Date:
August 30, 2022
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella
Tai Phat Wholesalers, LLC
Three Golden Coins
Dried whole or sliced mushrooms
Tai Phat Wholesalers, LLC of Capitol Heights, MD is recalling 4 types of packages of its “Three Coins Dried Mushrooms” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The recalled Dried Mushrooms were distributed in specialty retail stores in the following states: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia.
The product comes in four different types & sizes and are in a sealed clear plastic package with a label. The different types are as follows:
1) Three Coins Dried Mushrooms Slices – Item #: 01051- Nam Meo Soi -S- 2.5 oz
2) Three Coins Dried Mushrooms Slices – Item #: 01276- Nam Meo Soi -L- 10.5 oz
3) Three Coins Dried Mushrooms Whole – Item #: 01052- Nam Meo Nguyen -S- 2.5 oz
4) Three Coins Dried Mushrooms Whole – Item #: 01277- Nam Meo Nguyen -L- 10.5 oz
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by Maryland Department of Health of items bought at a retail store which revealed the presence of Salmonella in some packages of “Three Coins Dried Mushrooms”.
Sales of the product has been suspended while MDH and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased the packages of “Three Coins Dried Mushrooms” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-703-538-8000.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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