19, 2007: Botulism Update

According to the New Mexico State Health Department, a 52-year-old man has died from botulism food poisoning...

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The deceased was a resident of Sandoval County.

Although it was reported that he had eaten food that had been part of the Castleberry recall, state officials have not linked the death to the eight confirmed cases of botulism connected to Castleberry products.

Castleberry issued the recall on July 19, after learning that their products were contaminated.

Hot dog chili sauce, stew, canned dog food, and corned beef hash were some of the products involved in the recall. For a complete listing of recalled products, and for information concerning the disposal of recalled products, please visit the FDA website at:

There is concern that the recall is not yet complete, and officials in numerous states are encouraging people to check their homes for the recalled products.

Botulism is caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulism is a serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin, which blocks nerve function, leading to respiratory and musculoskeletal paralysis. An individual with botulism may experience double vision, blurred vision, dry mouth, inability to swallow, difficulty speaking or slurred speech, muscle weakness, drooping eyelids, and an inability to breathe. Botulism can be fatal, and medical attention should be sought immediately.

For more information about botulism, please visit the following pages on this website: Botulism and Botulism Symptoms.

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg represents victims of food poisoning outbreaks throughout the country. 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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