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Asheville’s Smiling Hara unpasteurized soybean tempeh recalled due to Salmonella

Not yet linked to 34 sickened.

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today the voluntary recall of the 12-ounce packages of Smiling Hara unpasteurized soybean tempeh.  The company says anyone with packages marked with a best-by date of 7/11/12 through 10/25/12 should return the product.  Dozens of people have become sick recently after a Salmonella outbreak traced back to the Asheville area.

The recall was prompted after samples during a routine inspection tested positive for salmonella.

According to the Buncombe County Health Department:

“We do not know yet if this is the same strain of salmonella that is causing the current outbreak.”