Tempeh Recall in Asheville, NC Due to Salmonella Paratyphi B and Typhoid Fever Risk

Smiling Hara Tempeh of Asheville, North Carolina is voluntarily recalling 12-ounce packages of unpasteurized soybean tempeh because of possible contamination with Salmonella. Samples of the tempeh tested positive for Salmonella, and further testing found that it was Salmonella paratyphi B with a PFGE that matched the outbreak strain that has sickened people in North Carolina, New York, South Carolina and Tennessee. All of the people sickened were in Buncombe County/Asheville prior to onset of illness and presumably ate the tempeh at a restaurant, food cart or deli in Asheville.

The company is recalling tempeh manufactured this year between Jan. 11 and April 11. The containers are marked with a best-by date of 7/11/12 through 10/25/12. Retailers for Smiling Hara tempeh, according to the company’s website, include the following, most of them restaurants:

  • Rosetta’s Kitchen, Downtown Asheville, NC
  • Laughing Seed Cafe, Downtown Asheville, NC
  • Greenlife Grocery(in the freezer and ready to eat in the deli!), Asheville, NC
  • Heiwa Shokudu Japanese Restaurant, Downtown Asheville, NC
  • Firestorm Cafe, Downtown Asheville, NC
  • Westville Pub, West Asheville, NC
  • Westvillage Market (in deli and in the freezer), West Asheville, NC
  • Green Sage, Downtown Asheville, NC
  • Green Sage, South Asheville, NC (Hendersonville Rd)
  • Neo Burrito, West Asheville, NC
  • Neo Burrito, Biltmore Park, NC
  • Pineapple Jack’s, West Asheville, NC
  • Luella’s BBQ, Asheville NC
  • Lucky Otter, West Asheville, NC
  • Vegin Out, Asheville, NC
  • Homegrown, Asheville, NC
  • Earthfare, West Asheville, NC(in the freezer)
  • Earthfare, South Asheville, NC(in the freezer)
  • French Broad Food Coop,(in the freezer) Downtown Asheville, NC
  • Overeasy cafe, Downtown Asheville, NC
  • Morning Glory Cafe, Black Mountain, NC
  • Zen Sushi, North Asheville, NC
  • Amazing Savings(in the freezer!),  Downtown, NC
  • Amazing Savings(in the freezer!), Sweeten Creek Rd, NC
  • Amazing Savings(in the freezer!), Black Mountain, NC
  • Plant, North Asheville, NC
  • Green Light Cafe,  Downtown Asheville, NC
  • Veg Head Drive Thru,  North Asheville, NC
  • City Bakery, Asheville, NC
  • Black Mountain Natural Foods, Black Mountain, NC(in the freezer)
  • Tod’s Tasties  (Montford) Asheville, NC
  • Mountain Magnolia Inn,  Hot Springs NC
  • Veggie Love Food Truck!, Asheville, NC
  • WALK, West Asheville, NC

Our Salmonella lawyers are available for a free Salmonella case review. Salmonella paratyphi B can cause paratyphoid fever and its associated complications, including meningitis, irritable bowel syndrome, Reiter’s syndrome (arthritis), secondary infections of the heart and other organs, and other serious health problems.

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