The recall was prompted after samples during a routine inspection tested positive for Salmonella.
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today the voluntary recall of the 12-ounce packages of Smiling Hara unpasteurized soybean tempeh. The company says anyone with packages marked with a best-by date of 7/11/12 through 10/25/12 should return the product. Nearly three dozen people have become sick recently after a Salmonella outbreak traced back to the Asheville area.
According to the Buncombe County Health Department:
“We do not know yet if this is the same strain of salmonella that is causing the current outbreak.”