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FDA Orders Major Nationwide Recall of Canned Foods – Link to Botulism Found

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The Food and Drug Administration has issued a national recall of certain canned food products manufactured by Castleberry and made in their Georgia plant on May 7 and 8. The main culprit appears to be hot dog chilli sauce, but other products are involved as well. Botulism affects the central nervous system and can be fatal if not treated promptly. The recall by Castleberry originally affected 10 products. The expanded move involves more than 80 types of stew, chili, hash and other products as well as pet food sold under a variety of brand names. A complete listing of all the brand names involved can be found at the FDA recall site.

“You’re talking about tens of millions of cans that may have been involved. That doesn’t mean that’s how many are still out on shelves. But that’s sort of the scale,” added Robert Bracket, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.