What's the Problem?
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (1), this recall affects:
- SLICED CABBAGE KIMCHI
- WHOLE CABBAGE KIMCHI
- JULRADO WHOLE CABBAGE KIMCHI
- JULRADO SLICED CABBAGE KIMCHI
- NO MSG WHOLE CABBAGE KIMCHI
- NO MSG SLICED CABBAGE KIMCHI
- NO MSG JULRADO WHOLE CABBAGE KIMCHI
- NO MSG JULRADO SLICED CABBAGE KIMCHI
- WHITE KIMCHI
- BABY NAPA KIMCHI
"Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women," FDA said.
The recalled kimchi was distributed in Illinois, where it was further distributed and it reached customers through distributors to retail stores potentially nationwide.
Affected products were sold in 5GAL plastic tubs, and 128 oz, 64 oz, 32 oz, & 16 oz glass jars under the 5000 Years Foods brand name with code information “09052021” through “09252021” printed on the top of the lid.
5000 Years Foods, Inc., initiated this recall after routine sampling by the FDA found Listeria monocytogenes in the production facility.
If you purchased any kimchi that is affected by this recall, you should not eat it, and either throw it away or return it to the point of purchase for a refund.
Anyone concerned about a potential listeria infection from recalled kimchi should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
This recall began on July 14, 2021.
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