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Recall of a Batch of Nam Meo Black Fungus Nature’s Best Harvest due to Presence of Salmonella

Tuesday, 01 November 2022

Alert Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2022.66
Product Identification: Nam Meo Black Fungus Nature’s Best Harvest; pack size: 100g
Batch Code Best before date: 10/10/2023
Country Of Origin: Vietnam

Presence of Salmonella in a bag of Vietnamese fungi.


The above batch of Nam Meo Black Fungus Nature’s Best Harvest is being recalled due to the presence of Salmonella.

Recall notices will be displayed at point-of-sale.

Nature Of Danger:

People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between 6 and 72 hours.  The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody.  Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps.  The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batch from sale and display recall notices at point of sale.


Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.

A plastic bag of Vietnamese Black Fungus Nam Meo fungi