• Fri, Jul 27 2007

Product Recall: Botulism-Tainted Canned Chili

Castleberry Chili

Castleberry’s Food Co. has announced a massive recall of more than 90 contaminated products, including chili and dog foods. It is urgent to discard these items, since there are reports of some of the recalled cans literally bursting open.

From MSNBC:

FDA investigators believe Castleberry Food failed to properly cook some or all the products, allowing the Clostridium botulinum bacteria to survive the canning process.

The bacteria produce a toxin that causes botulism, a muscle-paralyzing disease.

“We’re not talking here about a bug that lands you in the bathroom for a few days with diarrhea. We’re talking about a toxin that puts you in the intensive care unit,” said Dr. David Acheson, the FDA’s lead food safety expert. “This is foodborne illness with an extra kick in it, big time.”

The complete list of recalled products are as follows:

Brand Product Can Size Label UPC Barcode
Austex Beef Stew 15oz 30300 90815
Austex Chili with Beans 15oz 30300 91015
Austex Chili with Beans 19oz 30300 92519
Austex Chili no Beans 15oz 30300 97715
Austex Chili no Beans 19oz 30300 97719
Austex Onion Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10oz 30300 97101
Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10oz 30300 99533
Best Yet Chili with Beans 15oz 42187 40842
Best Yet Corned Beef Hash 15oz 42187 41082
Big Y Chili with Beans 15oz 18894 80425
Big Y Chili no Beans 15oz 18894 80424
Big Y Corned Beef Hash 15oz 18894 80225
Black Rock Chili with Beans 15oz 30300 01715
Bloom Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10oz 25439 92448
Bryan Chili no Beans 10oz 53400 35264
Bryan Chili no Beans 15oz 53400 30200
Bryan Chili with Beans 15oz 53400 30205
Bryan Corned Beef Hash 15oz 53400 30110
Bryan Hot Dog Chili Sauce with Beef 10oz 53400 30010
Bunker Hill Chili no Beans 10oz 75266 04112
Bunker Hill Spicier Chili no Beans 10oz 75266 04224
Bunker Hill Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10oz 75266 04152
Castleberry’s Barbecue Pork in Barbecue Sauce 10oz 30300 00402
Castleberry’s Barbecue Pork in Barbecue Sauce 14.5oz 30300 00415
Castleberry’s Barbecue Beef 10oz 30300 00602
Castleberry’s Beef Stew 15oz 30300 00815
Castleberry’s Brunswick Beef Stew Chicken & Beef 15oz 30300 00315
Castleberry’s Chili with Beans 15oz 30300 01015
Castleberry’s Chili no Beans 10oz 30300 07701
Castleberry’s Chili no Beans 15oz 30300 07715
Castleberry’s Corned Beef Hash 15oz 30300 00915
Castleberry’s Creamed Chip Beef Gravy 10oz 30300 05150
Castleberry’s Georgia Hash 15oz 30300 00215
Castleberry’s Hot Chili with Beans 15oz 30300 07217
Castleberry’s Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10oz 30300 00101
Castleberry’s Onion Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10oz 30300 07101
Castleberry’s Sausage Gravy 10oz 30300 05130
Cattle Drive Beef Stew 15oz 30300 01530
Cattle Drive Chicken Chili with Beans 15oz 30300 01525
Cattle Drive Chili no Beans 15oz 30300 01520
Cattle Drive Chili with Beans 15oz 30300 01515
Firefighters Chicken Chili with Beans 15oz 73725 00413
Firefighters Chili with Beans 15oz 73725 00411
Firefighters Chili no Beans 15oz 73725 00412
Food Club Corned Beef Hash 15oz 36800 80204
Food Club Chili with Beans 15oz 36800 80504
Food Club Chili no Beans 15oz 36800 80404
Food Lion Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10oz 35826 06911
Goldstar Original Chili 10oz 24575 00001
Goldstar Chili 15oz 24575 00005
Goldstar Tex-Mex Chili with Beans 15oz 24575 00008
Great Value (Canada Only) Hot Chili with Beans 15oz 81131 79995
Great Value (Canada Only) Chili with Beans 15oz 81131 79994
Kroger Chili with Beans 15oz 11110 83930
Kroger Chili no Beans 15oz 11110 83908
Kroger Beef Stew 15oz 11110 83928
Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10oz 11110 83942
Lowes Foods Chili with Beans 15oz 41643 01097
Lowes Foods Chili no Beans 15oz 41643 01092
Lowes Foods Corned Beef Hash 15oz 41643 01094
Meijer Chili with Beans 15oz 41250 95221
Meijer Chili no Beans 15oz 41250 95220
Meijer Corned Beef Hash 15oz 41250 95229
Meijer Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10oz 41250 85862
Morton House Chili With Beans Beef & Chicken 15oz 75266 65851
Morton House Corned Beef Hash 15oz 75266 65830
Paramount Chili with Beans 15oz 75266 00502
Paramount Chili no Beans 15oz 75266 00501
Paramount Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10oz 75266 00510
Paramount Chili Hot Dog Chili 15oz 75266 00526
Piggly Wiggly Chili no Beans 10oz 41290 37355
Piggly Wiggly Chili no Beans 15oz 41290 37354
Piggly Wiggly Chili with Beans 15oz 41290 37252
Piggly Wiggly Corned Beef Hash 15oz 41290 37357
Prudence Corned Beef Hash 15oz 41141 00020
Southern Home Chili no Beans 10oz 38259 48713
Southern Home Chili no Beans 15oz 07880 15340
Southern Home Chili with Beans 15oz 07880 15341
Southern Home Corned Beef Hash 15oz 07880 15360
Steak ‘n Shake Chili with Beans 10oz 51844 00120
Thrifty Maid Chili with Beans 15oz 21140 21370
Thrifty Maid Corned Beef Hash 15oz 21140 21375
Thrifty Maid Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10oz 21140 21367
Triple Bar Chili no Beans 15oz 30300 05805
Triple Bar Chili with Beans 15oz 30300 05804
Triple Bar Chili with Beans Slow Cooked 15oz 30300 05801
Value Time Beef and Chicken Chili with Beans 15oz 11225 42159

Canned Pet Food Products

Brand Product Can Size Label UPC Barcode
Natural Balance Eatables for Dogs Irish Stew With Beef,
Potatoes & Carrots
15oz 23633 59860
Natural Balance Eatables for Dogs Chinese Take Out With
Sauce With Vegetables and Chicken
15oz 23633 59861
Natural Balance Eatables for Dogs HOBO Chili with
Chicken & Pasta
15oz 23633 59863
Natural Balance Eatables for Dogs Southern Style Dumplings
With Chicken & Vegetables
15oz 23633 59862

Check your pantries now! If you have any of these items, double bag them and dispose of them immediately. If you want a refund, you can fill out Castleberry’s refund request form.

via Castleberry’s and MSNBC

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  • http://www.offbeathomes.com Jennifer

    Hey, I’m going to post this at my pregnancy and baby blog. I hope that’s okay. I’ll link you. I had not heard of this. Thanks for the heads up.

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  • http://www.keepingthecastle.com Maricar

    Hi Jennifer,
    of course, it’s OK. The more people know about this, the better.

  • http://www.offbeathomes.com Jennifer

    Cool, I posted it at all both my family and preg blog. (as I see you already know from the pings). You know, I posted a recall on a popular car seat that I saw at a mama blog once and she got SO mad! It was crazy. I gave her full linkage and credit of course, because I did see it there, not on the news. She accused me of stealing a hot story? Nuts huh? So, that’s why the careful asking on my part. I should have known that you’d be cool though. That other situation was just so lame.
    Thanks again!

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  • http://www.keepingthecastle.com Maricar

    I can’t believe that the blogger would put her “hot story” first over letting more people know about a safety issue.

    As I said, the more people know about this, the better. But I do appreciate the link back. :)