Local producers and distributors of parsley and rice cakes have voluntarily recalled certain lots of their products due to concerns about Salmonella and allergies.
Parsley – Muranaka Farm, Inc. of Moorpark, is recalling 1005 cases of 60 count bunched parsley (574 of them in California), because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. As a result, the company is immediately implementing a voluntary recall of the 1,005 cases of the 60 count fresh bunched parsley Lot Code 0023909.
These cases were distributed within both retail and foodservice outlets. The product was shipped in a brown wax carton under the Muranaka Label with a parsley silhouette on the side. The bunches were banded using a red rubber band. The lot code 0023909 is on a sticker on the outside of the carton. No reports of illness have been reported.
Consumers with questions may contact Muranaka Farm, Inc. at 805-529-0201 8AM-PM PST with any questions. We also urge consumers to visit their retailer to determine if the product they have purchased is from Muranaka Farm and is associated with Lot Code 0023909.
Sushi items – Shining Marble Corporation doing business as Shil La Dang of Gardena is recalling its Gimbob (fish cake sushi), Modeum rice cake, combination rice cake, Sultok rice cake, and Bean Seolki rice cake.
The Gimbob Fish Cake does not declare tempura fish, wheat, or soybean as an ingredient. The Modeum, Combination, Sultok, and Bean Seolki rice cakes do not declare chestnuts as an ingredient. People who have allergies or sensitivities to wheat, fish, soybeans, or tree nuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
They are distributed in Korean markets in Los Angeles and Orange County. All products are sold in a 14-ounce package labeled as Shil La Dang and the production date can be found on each label.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the fish cake Gimbob only revealed “tempura” and failed to reveal the ingredients of tempura containing “Fish, Wheat, Soybean”, Modeum, Combination, Sultok, Bean Seolki rice cake containing chestnuts did not reveal the presence of chestnuts.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return it to the location of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Seong Hoon Kim, owner of the Shining Marble Corporation, by calling at 1-310-329-8577 between 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT).