15, 2007: FDA Update on Botulism and Chili Product Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an update on September 4 warning consumers not to eat certain canned foods or to serve certain dog foods...

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produced by Castleberry’s Food Company of Augusta, Georgia, due to the possibility of botulism.

To date there have been eight confirmed cases of botulism linked to this outbreak.

The list of recalled products includes cans of hot dog chili sauce, various types of dog food, chili with meat, corned beef hash, and a number of other products. For a complete listing of recalled products, and for information concerning the disposal of the recalled product, please visit the FDA website at .

Botulism food poisoning can be fatal, and should be treated as a medical emergency. Symptoms may include dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, muscle weakness, blurred vision, double vision, and drooping eyelids. If left untreated, muscle paralysis may progress to the arms, legs, trunk, and respiratory muscles, possibly resulting in death. Symptoms usually appear 12 to 36 hours after consuming C. botulinum  toxin; however, symptoms can occur as early as six hours, or as late as 10 days, following the consumption of contaminated food. 

To learn more about Clostridium botulinum and botulism, please see About Botulism and Symptoms of Botulism , or visit our website .

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg represents victims of recent national food poisoning outbreaks including Arby’s, Peter Pan brand peanut butter, Veggie Booty, and Pars Cove. If you believe that you are the victim of foodborne botulism, please contact us at our toll free number 1-877-934-6274, or click on Free Case Evaluation .

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