A product distributed both on American shores and internationally has been recalled because of the health threat it poses to consumers.
The recall was announced by the Rockville, Maryland-based Indonesianfoodmart.com, and concerns a product known as Tempeh Starter Yeast, as well as a similar item called Super Starter Yeast. The company sells its items through direct mail, and it was by these types of sales that the products in question were sent to consumers in the US, Canada, Australia, Poland, Croatia, New Zealand, Slovenia, Darussalam, and Brunei. Each of the recalled items came in a 30, 50, 250, or 1000 gram plastic package.
The company initiated the recall after a sample of the items tested positive for salmonella in a test conducted by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Persons who come into contact with salmonella are put at risk of vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and more, and persons with weakened immune systems could face a serious infection that may lead to death.
The items, which were imported from Indonesia, may already be responsible for a number of reported illnesses which have come to light. The company is requesting that all potential users either destroy the items or wrap the product without making contact and return it directly to indonesianfoodmart.com
The company has asked that all questions be directed to the company’s lawyer.