A third child from the same Scottish family has been admitted to hospital with symptoms of botulism, after eating Lloyd Grossman branded korma sauce. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has recalled 350g jars of the product, batch number 1218R 07:21 with a best-before date of February 2013.
Botulism is a rare condition, caused by toxins made by bacteria. It’s occasionally found in honey, which is why parents are recommended to avoid giving honey to babies under 1 year of age. The affected children are being treated with antitoxins and are reportedly responding well.
The FSA believes the contamination happened only in one jar, and that it occurred after it left the factory. However, they have decided on a “precautionary recall” to be on the safe side.
Heath officials have been told to keep an eye out for symptoms of botulism, including blurred vision, difficulty swallowing, headaches and muscle weakness.