A multi-state salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 41 people is linked to recalled mushrooms

至少 41 people are sick in 10 different states after a salmonella outbreak that has been linked to dried wood ear mushrooms, 的 疾病预防与控制中心 说过.

The cases started between January 21 to August 26, the agency reported Thursday. 的 41 infected, four hospitalizations were reported. The infected people range in age from two to 74 岁.
The mushrooms, distributed by Wismettac Asian Foods, 公司. in Sante Fe Springs, 加利福尼亚州, were sold only to restaurants and not directly to consumers.
The company voluntarily recalled the mushrooms for potential salmonella on Wednesday after the California Department of Public Health discovered the presence of Salmonella in the product, 根据 an announcement by the Food and Drug Administration.
    Wood ear mushrooms are also commonly referred to as Kikurage, Dried Black Fungus, Dried Fungus or Mu’er/Mu Er/Mu-Err mushrooms.
    The mushrooms came in six packs of 5-lb. bags labeled asShirakiku brand Black Fungus (Kikurage)” with a UPC bar code 00074410604305.
    The FDA said the mushrooms were sent to restaurants in the following locations in the US and Canada: 阿肯色州, 加利福尼亚州, 科罗拉多州, 康乃狄克州, 特拉华州, Washington DC, 佛罗里达, 佐治亚州, 夏威夷, 爱荷华州, 伊利诺伊州, 印第安那州, 路易斯安那州, 马萨诸塞州, 马里兰州, 密西根州, 明尼苏达州, 密苏里州, 密西西比州, 北卡罗来纳, 内华达州, 新泽西州, 纽约, 俄亥俄, 俄勒冈州, 宾夕法尼亚州, 南卡罗来纳, 田纳西州, 德州, 维吉尼亚州, 华盛顿州, Wisconsin and British Columbia in Canada.
    Customers can ask restaurants where mushrooms are from before ordering to avoid eating recalled mushrooms,” the CDC said on its website.
    Four illness clusters were discovered at restaurants serving ramen in three different states. Eight out of nine people linked to those clusters reported eating wood ear mushrooms in the ramen, the agency reported.
    Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps six hours to six days after being exposed to the bacteria, the CDC said. It usually lasts four to seven days and most people recover without treatment.
      然而, Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune symptoms.
      大体, dried mushrooms should always be reconstituted using boiling water to kill any pathogens, the CDC said. This advice does not apply to recalled mushrooms, which should be thrown away.


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