October 9, 2003
Golden Luck, Inc. Recalls "Leek Sauce"
Because of Possible Health Risk
GOLDEN LUCK, INC. of COMMERCE, CA is recalling 7.4oz jars of leek sauce,
because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum,
a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are
warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the
following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double vision and trouble
with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other
muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms.
People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
The Leek Sauce was distributed to Albuquerque, NM; Alhambra, CA; Arcadia,
CA; Chandler, AZ; Monterey Park, CA; Provo, UT; Rowland Heights, CA; San
Francisco, CA; San Gabriel, CA; Sugar Land TX in retail stores.
The product comes in a 7.4oz glass jar with a yellow, green, and red label.
The bar code used to identify this product 4710849000241.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted by a sample testing by the FDA,
which revealed that pH balance in the 7.4oz jar of leek sauce was too high
which provided a more likely environment for the bacterium to grow.
Consumers who have purchased Ding Ho "Leek Sauce" are urged to return it to
the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may
contact the company at 1-888-323-6114.