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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 16, 2017

MDA issues consumer advisory for Dukarani Food Processing products

Products may have been improperly produced and susceptible to Clostridium botulinum contamination

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing a consumer advisory for products produced by Dukarani Food Processing, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. An issue with two fish- and vegetable-based sauces was identified during a routine inspection. MDA cannot verify that the sauces were properly processed, making them a potential botulism risk. The inspection also identified a dry sesame seed and ground fish product (Benniseed) that was made through an unapproved process and with an unapproved ingredient source.

The advisory includes 8 oz. glass jars of Pepper Sauce, and Ketele Sauce, and plastic lidded cups of Benniseed produced and sold by Dukarani Food Processing. The products were produced and sold through Friday, February 10, 2017. State officials are not aware of any illnesses associated with these products.

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 symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.

Consumers who purchased this product should discard the product and are warned not to eat the product, even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

CONSUMER CONTACT: Dukarani Food Processing, Inc., 612-805-7970

MEDIA CONTACT: Margaret Hart, MDA Communications
651-201-6131 / margaret.hart@state.mn.us  

Benniseed label, Dukarani Food Processing Inc.Ketele Sauce label, Dukarani Food Processing Inc.

Pepper Sauce label, Dukarani Food Processing Inc.Jar of Pepper Sauce, Dukarani Food Processing Inc.

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