FSANZ recalls yeast products over salmonellosis concerns

Australia’s food safety watchdog has issued a warning to food businesses not to use two direct order yeast products.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has warned that the Tempeh Starter Yeast and Super Starter Yeast have been recalled over cases of salmobellosis in the products in the US.

Tempeh, a fermented bean product, is made with the recalled yeast products.

Symptoms if salmonellosis include severe headache, high fever, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea.

The foodborne illness is more dangerous in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

The products of concern have been distributed to Australia via direct mail order or online by a US-based company, IndonesianFoodMart.com.

The company distributes the products globally.

The products were sold in sealed, clear plastic packages that bear a small computer printed label of 30gm, 50gm, 250gm and 1000gm’s.

The recall applies to all batches and sizes of the two recalled products.

FSANZ advises that anyone who may have purchased these products not to use them and to discard them. 

Anyone who is concerned they may have used or consumed the products are advised to seek medical advice.

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