Food recall warning

Hankook (Korean characters only) brand Original Kimchi recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

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Summary

Product
Original Kimchi
Issue
Food - Microbial Contamination - E. Coli O157:H7
What to do

Do not consume the recalled product

Affected products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Hankook (Korean characters only) Original Kimchi 1670 g 6 23431 00030 4 Best Before 22JA23

Issue

T-Brothers Food & Trading Ltd. is recalling Hankook (Korean characters only) brand Original Kimchi from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

The recalled product has been sold in British Columbia.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor
  • Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home
  • Do not consume the recalled product
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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Additional information

Previous recalls or alerts
Background

This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak.

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

What is being done

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated food recall warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Food recall warning
Category
Food - Other
Companies

T-Brothers Food & Trading Ltd.

Published by
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Audience
General public
Recall class
Class 1
Identification number
RA-63894
Canadian Food Inspection Agency ID
14847
Media and public enquiries
Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: information@inspection.gc.ca
Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
Email: cfia.media.acia@inspection.gc.ca