Kopi Thyme Inc. is recalling six varieties of its sauces because of potential contamination with Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism poisoning.

The recall was triggered by testing done by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The implicated sauces — listed in the table below — were distributed to British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and possibly other provinces and territories.

Consumers should throw away any of the sauces that they have on hand. As of the posting of the recall there hadn’t been any confirmed illnesses associated with the products.

About botulism
While a variety of illnesses can result from eating under-processed food, one of the most dangerous is botulism poisoning. Untreated, botulism can paralyze the muscles needed for breathing, resulting in sudden death.

Anyone who has eaten any recalledproductsand developed signs of botulism poisoning should immediately seek medical attention, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

“In foodborne botulism, symptoms generally begin 18 to 36 hours after eating contaminated food. However, symptoms can begin as soon as 6 hours after or up to 10 days later,” according to the CDC website.

The symptoms of botulism may include some of all of the following: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, a thick-feeling tongue, dry mouth, and muscle weakness. People with botulism poisoning may not show all of these symptoms at once.

These symptoms result from muscle paralysis caused by the toxin. If untreated, the disease may progress, and symptoms may worsen to cause paralysis of specific muscles, including those used in breathing and those in the arms, legs, and the body from the neck to the pelvis area.

Kopi ThymeIpoh Laksa – Curry Noodle Soup Base250 mL6 28634 62103 5All Best Before dates up to and including 10/31/2024
Kopi ThymeKam Heong – Golden Fragrance Stir Fry Sauce250 mL6 28634 62106 6All Best Before dates up to and including 12/29/2024
Kopi ThymeKari Ayam – Malaysian Style Aromatic Curry Paste250 mL6 28634 62104 2All Best Before dates up to and including 09/25/2024
Kopi ThymeNyonya Laska – Curry Noodle Soup Base250 mL6 28634 62108 0All Best Before dates up to and including 09/25/2024
Kopi ThymePrawn Curry – Creamy Prawn Curry Paste250 mL6 28634 62105 9All Best Before dates up to and including 11/22/2024
Kopi ThymeSayur Lodeh – Turmeric Stew Paste250 mL6 28634 62107 3All Best Before dates up to and including 11/22/2024
For photos of the recalled sauces, go to https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/kopi-thyme-brand-sauces-and-soup-bases-recalled-due-potential-presence-dangerous?utm_source=gc-notify&utm_medium=email&utm_content=en&utm_campaign=hc-sc-rsa-22-23

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