Aji Mori Sauce Corp., doing business as Sushi Koo of Los Angeles, CA, is recalling its chillimami sauce because the product was manufactured and distributed without the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Cannery Program oversight, making it susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.

The recalled chillimami sauce was distributed at 8474 w 3rd St., Los Angelos, CA. It was also available online at  www.ajimorisauce.com

The product comes in a clear plastic bottle with a nozzle and black product label printed with, “250 ml Net Wt. Expiration date October 1/2024.”

No illnesses had been reported as of the FDA’s posting of the company recall.

Anyone who has purchased the product is eligible to return it or dispose and receive for a full refund. Consumers with questions or concerns may contact the company at sales@ajimorisauce.com.

About botulism poisoning
Untreated, botulism can paralyze the muscles needed for breathing, resulting in sudden death.

Anyone who has eaten any recalled product and 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.

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