Botulism Food Recall

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Information taken from USDA Website

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Castleberry’s Food Company, an Augusta, Ga., establishment owned by Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, is voluntarily expanding its July 19 recall of canned meat products that may contain Clostridium botulinum, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The recall is being expanded after information gathered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and FSIS indicated that processing malfunctions at the establishment have existed longer than initially estimated. For that reason, Castleberry’s has agreed to recall all of the following products that may still be in commerce, regardless of the “best buy” date stamped on the bottom of the can. Consumers who have any of the products listed are urged not to eat them, but rather return or dispose of them.

The following products are subject to 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.”

Each can label or can end bears the establishment number “EST. 195” inside the USDA seal of inspection. The canned meat products were distributed nationwide. The problem was discovered during an investigation into illnesses in Indiana and Texas. The investigation led to a recall by FDA of three types of meatless hotdog chili sauce. The FDA’s recall release can be found at www.fda.gov. That recall is also being expanded to include all meatless products produced at the plant that might still be in commerce. There have been no reports of illness from consumption of the products listed in this news release.

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2 comments on “Botulism Food Recall”

  1. Carletta Jackson Reply
    I have a can of Morton House Beef Stew (est. 195) where do I send for refund, store credit, etc. Is Armour Corned Beef Hash safe, I have a can of that also 6704-1 Elgywood Lane, Charlotte NC 28213
  2. Makasha Dorsey Reply
    Carletta, click on the link below: http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/castleberry.html You can also go to your local retailer as many of them are providing refunds. But make sure you follow the instructions below when handling the recalled goods: Consumers who have any of these products or any foods made with these products should throw them away immediately. Double bag the cans in plastic bags that are tightly closed then place in a trash receptacle for non-recyclable trash outside of the home. Additional instructions for safe disposal can be found at www.cdc.gov/botulism/botulism_faq.htm. I hope this helps.

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