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TP Food Processing, Inc. Announces the Recall Of Shrimp and Lemongrass Satay Sauces Due to Risk for Clostridum Botulinum

For Immediate Release

April 14, 2017



Philip Ma


TP Food Processing, Inc. of Westminster, CA is recalling Lemongrass Satay; and Shrimp Satay (Lot code 2016) because the acidified sauces were not properly produced making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.  No illnesses, customer complaints, or illnesses have been reported to date.

Below are the product descriptions and photographs:

Product NameContainer SizeDescriptionLot Code
TPF Lemongrass Satay9 ozLemongrass satay, 9 oz hexagon glass jar with red lid2016
TPF Shrimp Satay6 oz and 9 ozShrimp Satay, 6 oz & 9 oz hexagon glass jar with red lid2016

The sauces were distributed at supermarkets located in California.

Symptoms of Clostridium botulinum typically begin with blurred or double vision followed by trouble speaking and swallowing, then progress to muscle weakness starting in the upper body and moving downward.  Botulism can lead to life-threatening paralysis of breathing muscles requiring support with a breathing machine (ventilator) and intensive care.

People experiencing these symptoms who have recently eaten Lemongrass Satay and Shrimp Satay should seek immediate medical attention.

TP Food Processing, Inc. immediately segregated its entire inventory of Lemongrass Satay and Shrimp Satay is notifying consumers and customers not to consume them.  TP Food Processing, Inc wants to ensure its products are safe.  Consequently, in addition to its ongoing cooperation with the California Department of Public Health, TP Food Processing, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all Lemongrass Satay and Shrimp Satay from its customers.  Consumers in possession of these products should not eat them, rather product should be returned to the place of purchase.  

TP Food Processing, Inc will be sending recall notices to all of its direct customers.  Please call Philip Ma at 714-891-3838 for further information.


Product Photos

  • TPF Lemongrass Satay, 9 oz. Jar, Front Label
  • TPF Shrimp Satay, Hot Dry Shrimp - Chili Sauce, 6-9 oz. Jar, Front Label

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