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Botulism Risk in California Satay

UCM553397TP Food Processing, Inc. of Westminster, CA is recalling Lemongrass Satay; and Shrimp Satay (Lot code 2016) because the acidified sauces were not properly produced making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.  No illnesses, customer complaints, or illnesses have been reported to date.

Below are the product descriptions and photographs:

Product Name Container Size Description Lot Code
TPF Lemongrass Satay 9 oz Lemongrass satay, 9 oz hexagon glass jar with red lid 2016
TPF Shrimp Satay 6 oz and 9 oz Shrimp Satay, 6 oz & 9 oz hexagon glass jar with red lid 2016

The sauces were distributed at supermarkets located in California.

UCM553398Symptoms of Clostridium botulinum typically begin with blurred or double vision followed by trouble speaking and swallowing, then progress to muscle weakness starting in the upper body and moving downward.  Botulism can lead to life-threatening paralysis of breathing muscles requiring support with a breathing machine (ventilator) and intensive care. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Pages/Botulism.aspx

People experiencing these symptoms who have recently eaten Lemongrass Satay and Shrimp Satay should seek immediate medical attention.