AH USA Group Inc. has issued a Salmonella recall for black fungus or nam meo. The product was distributed to stores in the following states: California, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Washington, Arizona, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.
The recalled product, sold in n 2.5 oz packages, has a “best by” date of October 2024 and an item code of TW4115.
At the time of the recall, the company was not aware of any illnesses. However, California and Pennsylvania health officials have found multiple strains of Salmonella in product samples. So far, the three strains that have been detected are Salmonella Javiana, Salmonella Mgulani, and Salmonella Weltevreden.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure. They include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Severe infections can lead to dehydration and hospitalization.