Indonesianfoodmart.com, an internet food sales company based out of Rockville, Maryland, has recalled a product called Tempeh Starter Yeast, as well as an item called Super Starter Yeast. Authorities discovered that these items could be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that causes serious and possibly fatal infections in young children, people with weak immune systems, or elderly persons. Even healthy people may experience fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain and so on. Cases of several illnesses have already been noted and are assumed to be linked to the contaminated product.
The product tested positive for Salmonella during a test administered by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It was determined that affected items could include 1,000, 250, 50, and 30 gram plastic packages of the Tempeh in question. All affected items were sent directly to the customer through direct sales. As such, the recall is not limited to the United States. Customers in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Croatia, and more are all affected by the recall.
As the FDA notified the the company of the risk of consumption of the product, Indonesianfoodmart.com has discontinued importing the item, which was produced in Indonesia. They have requested that consumers return the product to their Maryland address or discard the item without consuming it. They may also contact the company’s lawyer with any questions regarding this recall information.