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This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.

Health Hazard Alert - 'Tempeh Starter Yeast' and 'Super Starter Yeast' may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
May 24, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Indonesianfoodmart.com
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7222

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 24, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public as well as importers and manufacturers not to use "Tempeh Starter Yeast" and "Super Starter Yeast" described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The "Tempeh Starter Yeast" and "Super Starter Yeast", products of Indonesia, were sold in 30 g, 50 g, 250 g and 1000 g sealed, clear plastic packages marked with a computer printed label.

You may have purchased these products through direct mail orders from the US supplier, Indonesianfoodmart.com of Rockville, MD. These products have been recalled in the USA, Canada and several other countries.

There have been several reported illnesses in the USA associated with the consumption of Tempeh made with the recalled yeast products. However, there are no reported illnesses to date in Canada.

The CFIA is working with the Canadian importers & distributors to remove the affected products from the marketplace.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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CFIA Media Relations
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