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 Botulism Scare Prompts Expanded Food Recall

July 25, 2007 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday that a Georgia firm has voluntarily expanded last week's recall of canned meat products that may contain the bacterium that causes botulism, a serious paralytic condition.

In a press release issued last week, state health officials said two confirmed cases of botulism in Indiana had been linked to hotdog chili sauce made by Castleberry's Food Company, an Augusta, Ga., business owned by Bumble Bee Foods, LLC. An Indiana couple who ate the products became seriously ill and were hospitalized, while two other botulism cases in Texas were also linked to the chili sauce.

On Monday, the Indiana Department of Health announced that the recall initiated last week has been expanded (see detailed list below this story) after information gathered by the Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service revealed that processing malfunctions at Castleberry's have existed longer than first estimated. Consumers who have any of the products listed are urged not to eat them, but rather return or dispose of them, double bagging the cans in plastic bags that are tightly closed then placing them in a trash receptacle for nonrecyclable trash outside of the home. The Clostridium botulinum toxin is so potent that any exposure to it could cause botulism. Because people can become sick if the toxin gets on their hands or their face, the ISDH recommends that consumers not even open the cans. Signs of botulism in canned foods include bulging lids, foam, or a bad odor, although not all cans will bulge if contaminated with botulism.

"It's important to heat all canned foods to boiling for at least five minutes prior to eating," said Lynae Granzow, enteric epidemiologist at the State Department of Health. "This can destroy the botulinum toxin. Also, proper cooling and storage of all foods prepared at home is important in preventing botulism."

Symptoms of botulism include double or blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, and muscle weakness that moves down the body. While most victims typically recover after weeks to months of care, in some, the paralysis can eventually lead to death.

"Consumers can get a full refund for any of the recalled products," said Granzow. "They should remove the labels from the cans, throw away the cans, and take the labels back to the grocery store." Retailers that have any of these products are asked to assure that they are removed from use and do not accidentally get reintroduced for sale, service or donation.

For more information regarding the recall, visit www.statehealth.in.gov, the CDC at www.cdc.gov, or the FDA at www.fda.gov. Consumers may also contact Castleberry's at www.castleberrys.com or at (888) 203-8446.

The following food products are subject to Castleberry’s recall:

12-pack of 15-ounce cans of "Austex Beef Stew"; 15- and 19-ounce cans of "Austex Chili with Beans"; 12-pack of 15-ounce cans of "Austex Chili No Beans"; 12-pack of 19-ounce cans of "Austex Chili No Beans;" 15-ounce cans of "Best Yet Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Best Yet Corned Beef Hash"; 15-ounce cans of "Big Y Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Big Y Chili no Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Big Y Corned Beef Hash"; 15-ounce cans of "Black Rock Chili with Beans"; 24-pack of 10-ounce cans of "Bryan Hot Dog Chili Sauce"; 24-pack of 15-ounce cans of "Bryan Corned Beef Hash"; 24-pack of 10-ounce cans of "Bryan Chili No Beans"; 24-pack of 15-ounce cans of "Bryan Chili No Beans"; 24-pack of 15-ounce cans of "Bryan Chili with Beans"; 10-ounce cans of "Bunker Hill Chili no Beans"; 10-ounce cans of "Bunker Hill Chunky Chili no Beans"; 10-ounce cans of "Castle Chili No Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Castleberry's Beef Stew"; 15-ounce cans of "Castleberry's Brunswick Stew"; 10-ounce cans of "Castleberry's BUNKER HILL, ORIGINAL Chili NO BEANS"; 15-ounce cans of "Castleberry's CHILI WITH BEANS"; 12-pack of 15-ounce cans of "Castleberry's Chili No Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Castleberry's Corned Beef Hash"; 10-ounce cans of "Castleberry's HICKORY SMOKED, OVEN ROASTED, WITH SKINS, BARBECUE PORK IN BARBECUE SAUCE"; 12-pack of 15-ounce cans of "Castleberry's Hot Chili with Beans"; 10- and 14.5-ounce cans of "Castleberry's BBQ Pork"; 10-ounce cans of "Castleberry's Sausage Gravy"; 10-ounce cans of "Castleberry's Chip Beef Gravy"; 15-ounce cans of "Cattle Drive Beef Stew"; 15-ounce cans of "Cattle Drive Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Cattle Drive Chili no Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Cattle Drive CHILI WITH BEANS"; 8-pack of 15-ounce cans of "Cattle Drive Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Cattle Drive Chicken Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Firefighter Chicken Chili"; 15-ounce cans of "Firefighter Chicken Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Firefighter Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Firefighter Chili no Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Food Club Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Food Club Corned Beef Hash"; 15-ounce cans of "Georgia Hash"; 10- and 15-ounce cans of "Goldstar Chili"; 15-ounce cans of "Goldstar Tex Mex Chili"; 15-ounce cans of "Great Value Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Great Value Hot Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Kroger Beef Stew"; 15-ounce cans of "Kroger Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Kroger Chili no Bean"; 15-ounce cans of "Lowes Chili no Bean"; 15-ounce cans of "Lowes Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Lowes Corn Beef Hash"; 15-ounce cans of "Meijer Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Meijer Chili no Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Meijer CORNED BEEF HASH"; 12-pack of 15-ounce cans of "Morton House Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Morton House Corned Beef Hash"; 10- and 15-ounce cans of "Paramount Hot Dog Chili Sauce"; 15-ounce cans of "Paramount Chili no Bean"; 15-ounce cans of "Paramount Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Piggly Wiggly Chili with Beans"; 10- and 15-ounce cans of "Piggly Wiggly Chili no Bean"; 15-ounce cans of "Piggly Wiggly Corned Beef Hash"; 12-pack of 15-ounce cans of "Prudence Corned Beef Hash"; 15-ounce cans of "Southern Home Chili with Beans"; 10- and 15-ounce cans of "Southern Home Chili no Bean"; 15-ounce cans of "Southern Home Corned Beef Hash"; 10-ounce cans of "Steak N Shake Chili"; 15-ounce cans of "Thrifty Maid Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Thrifty Maid Corned Beef Hash"; 15-ounce cans of "Triple Bar Chili with Beans"; 12-pack of 15-ounce cans of "Triple Bar Chili with Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Triple Bar Chili no Beans"; 12-pack of 15-ounce cans of "Triple Bar Chili no Beans"; 15-ounce cans of "Value Time Chili with Beans"; Austex Onion Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 30300-97101; Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 30300-99533; Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 30300-00101; Castleberry's Onion Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 30300-07101; Bunker Hill Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 75266-04152; Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 11110-83942; Meijer Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 41250-85862; Food Lion Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 35826-06911; Bloom Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 25439-92448; Thrifty Maid Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 21140-21367; and the following Natural Balance Eatables dog food varieties: Irish Stew with Beef Dog Food 15 oz 23633-59860; Chinese Take Out with Sauce with Vegetables and Chicken Dog Food 15 oz 23633-59861; Southern Style Dumplings with Gravy with Chicken and Vegetables Dog Food 15 oz 23633-59862; and Hobo Chili with Chicken Pasta Dog Food 15 oz 23633-59863. (Source: Indiana State Dept. of Health)

 

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