November 14, 2011 3.30 pm This story is over 148 months old

Loyd Grossman sauce recalled due to bacteria contamination

Poisonous batch: Dangerous bacteria found in batch of Loyd Grossman Korma sauce.

Poisonous bacteria Clostridium Botulinum has contaminated a batch of Loyd Grossman sauces, leading to a product recall by the Food Standards Agency.

Sold in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrsions and Asda, 350g jars of Loyd Grossman Korma sauce with a ‘best before’ date of February 2013 and batch code 1218R 07:21 are affected and the public are warned not to eat the product.

The bacteria leads to botulism food poisoning, which is a life-threatening condition that attacks the nervous system.

Blurred vision, slurred speech and a dry mouth are all symptoms of the illness and these usually occur within two days of contamination.

Only one jar is known to be affected and two members of the same family in Scotland have been hospitalised after consuming the sauce.

None of Loyd Grossman’s other products are affected.

Botulism is easily treated by doctors or hospitals using an antitoxin but can take up to several months to clear up.

Anyone who has consumed this product and is concerned about showing symptons should seek medical advice immediately.

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