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October 9, 2003

Golden Luck, Inc. Recalls "Leek Sauce" Because of Possible Health Risk

(SafetyAlerts) - 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

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