Health officials have linked the multi-case Salmonella bacteria Outbreaks To a variety of recovered mushrooms that were previously available in 32 states and Canada. The mushroom, distributed by California-based Wismettac Asian Foods Inc, is a type of black fungus also called woody mushrooms.
The outbreak has infected 41 people in 10 states, four of which required hospitalization, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The diseases occurred from January 21 to August 26, and the patients ranged in age from 2 to 74 years. Four clusters of illnesses have been traced back to restaurants serving ramen in three states, and information on where the mushrooms originated are from key officials to Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc.
The company since then Issued a summons Of all commercial Skirakiku products imported from Skirakiku that were distributed to restaurants out of concern that they may be contaminated with salmonella. The infection can cause diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, with symptoms usually appearing within 12 to 72 hours after exposure.
Health officials said it is possible for more patients to come forward as it usually takes about two to four weeks to report illnesses through PulseNet the system.