Rocklin restaurant part of spice recall

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One Rocklin restaurant was among a slew of eateries in the Sacramento area recalling spices said to cause salmonella. “We have stopped using the products for a couple days now,” said Golden Dragon Restaurant employee Chris Weng. “We reacted very fast.” According to the state Department of Health, Union International Food Company white and black pepper products from the company’s Bay Area facility are recalled because they are linked to a salmonella outbreak in four states including California. The recall also includes four varieties of Uncle Chen products sold in retail stores. The department says that so far, Californians make up 33 of the 42 reported cases. The most recent case was reported March 13. No deaths have been reported. A high proportion of those sick reported that they had dined at Asian restaurants that environmental health officials found using the spices. According to the Department of Health documents, Golden Dragon Restaurant on Granite Drive was one of many eateries using Lian How spice products. Weng said the distributor collected the products. – Jenifer Gee and Lauren Weber