TOPEKA (KSNT) — A recall was issued Wednesday in 41 states, including Kansas, due to allergy concerns.
The Food and Drug Administration announced Feb. 14 that Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. of California had issued a recall for 10.58-ounce packages of Shirakiku Spice Seasoning products. The product labeled as containing Ichimi spice seasoning actually contains Shichimin spice seasoning content, which causes the undeclared allergen of sesame seeds. The outer carton labeled “Ichimi” and “Shichimi” may contain inner packs of “Ichimi”, and the inner packs contain “Shichimi” contents.
The FDA states that those who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sesame may be at risk of severe or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products. The products were distributed in 40 states along with Kansas in restaurants and through some retail stores.
The affected lot code specified on the package is 12262023 and was distributed between June 27, 2022 and February 8, 2023, according to the FDA. The UPC for the product is 074410341168. No illnesses have been reported so far.
The recall was initiated after the sesame-containing product was found to be distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of sesame, according to the FDA. An investigation revealed that the problem was caused by human error during the packaging process. The product is no longer distributed by the company.
If you purchased this product, you are urged by the FDA to consider returning it to the place of purchase for a full refund. If you have any questions about this recall, you can email [email protected]. To view the original recall online, click here.