Screen Shot 2012-05-05 at 9.11.44 AM.pngSalmonella Paratyphi B illnesses from North and South Carolina, Tennessee and New York climbed to 46 as the Bruncombe County Health Department declared Similing Hara tempeh the source of the Salmonella Paratyphi B outbreak.  Seven people have been hospitalized.  Blue Ridge Food Ventures, the shared use kitchen where Smiling Hara issued a press release stating that they are aware of the investigation, have ceased operation.  The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services also 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.