20601A-WFNZ-the-fan-Final2 35h_CBSSportsRad_1660AM

News Home

NC Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Bad Tempeh Batch

View Comments
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina company is voluntarily recalling packages of unpasteurized soybean tempeh because of possible contamination with salmonella.

Smiling Hara Tempeh said it pulled the food from shelves Monday. Tempeh is used as a meat substitute in vegetarian cuisine.

The state Agriculture Department says the company is recalling tempeh made between Jan. 11 and April 11. The containers are marked with a best-by date of July 11 through October 25.

The Buncombe County Health Department says the number of salmonella cases rose over the weekend to nearly three dozen.

The salmonella bacteria can cause high fever, headache and abdominal pain. It is especially dangerous to infants, the elderly and people with immune system problems.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus