Last updated 12:33AM ET
December 16, 2017
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
Botulism Tainted Food Recall Expanded
(2007-07-30)
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: A recall of dozens of human and pet food items that may possibly be contaiminated with botulism is being expanded by Colorado Health officials and the company involved.
KSUT's Victor Locke reports:

VICTOR: The recalled items include hot dog chili sauces and pet foods, manufactured by the Castleberry Food Company of Augusta Georgia.
The company is concerned the recalled products, which may contain botulism, may still be on Colorado Retail Grocery Store Shelves.
The products are packaged under several private labels, including the Kroger brand, which is the parent company of City Market.
So far, there have been no reports of illness in Colorado related to the products.
But two children in Texas and a couple in Indiana became seriously ill after eating the products, requiring hospitalization.
Anyone with the products should dispose of them, by double bagging them in plastic that's tightly closed and putting them in non recyclable trash outside your home.
Castleberry's has set up a consumer hotline for assistance and questions.
That number is 888-203-8446.
You can view a complete list of the products being recalled and more information on our website at ksut.org, and by clicking on this story.
From KSUT, I'm Victor Locke.


RECALLED PRODUCTS

Without Meat
Hot Dog Chili Sauces SIZE UPC CODES
Castleberry's Austex Onion Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 30300-97101
Castleberry's Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 30300-99533
Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 30300-00101
Castleberry's Onion Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 30300-07101
Castelberry's Bunker Hill Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 75266-04152
Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 11110-83942
Meijer Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 41250-85862
Food Lion Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 35826-06911
Bloom Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 25439-92448
Thrifty Maid Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 21140-21367

Pet Food
Natural Balance Eatables dog food varieties SIZE UPC CODES
Irish Stew with Beef Dog Food 15 oz 23633-59860
Chinese Take Out with Sauce with Vegetables and Chicken Dog Food 15 oz 23633-59861
Southern Style Dumplings with Gravy with Chicken and Vegetables Dog Food 15 oz 23633-59862
Hobo Chili with Chicken Pasta Dog Food 15 oz 23633-59863

With Meat
SIZE UPC CODES
Austex Beef Stew 15 oz 3030090815
Austex Chili With Beans 15 oz 3030091015
Austex Chili With Beans 19 oz 3030092519
Austex Chili No Beans 15 oz 3030097715
Austex Chili No Beans 19 oz 3030097719
Best Yet Corned Beef Hash 15 oz 4218741082
Best Yet Chili With Beans 15 oz 4218740842
Big Y Chili No Beans 15 oz 1889480424
Big Y Corned Beef Hash 15 oz 1889480225
Big Y Chili With Beans 15 oz 1889480425
Black Rock Chili With Beans 15 oz 3030001715
Bryan Hot Dog Chili Sauce With Beef 10 oz 5340030010
Bryan Corned Beef Hash 15 oz 5340030110
Bryan Chili No Beans 15 oz 5340030200
Bryan Chili With Beans 15 oz 5340030205
Bryan Chili No Beans 10 oz 5340135264
Bunker Hill Chili No Beans 10 oz 7526604112
Bunker Hill Spicier Chili No Beans 10 oz 7526604224
Castleberry s Brunswick Stew Chicken & Beef 15 oz 3030000315
Castleberry s Barbecue Pork 10 oz 3030000402
Castleberry s Barbecue Pork 14.5 oz 3030000415
Castleberry s Barbecue Beef 10 oz 3030000602
Castleberry s Beef Stew 15 oz 3030000815
Castleberry s Corned Beef Hash 15 oz 3030000915
Castleberry s Chili With Beans 15 oz 3030001015
Castleberry s Sausage Gravy 10 oz 3030005130
Castleberry s Creamed Chip Beef Gravy 10 oz 3030005150
Castleberry s Hot Chili With Beans 15 oz 3030007217
Castleberry s Chili No Beans 10 oz 3030007701
Castleberry s Chili No Beans 15 oz 3030007715
Castleberry s Georgia Hash 15 oz 3030000215
Cattle Drive Beef Stew 15 oz 3030001530
Cattle Drive Chili No Beans 15 oz 3030001520
Cattle Drive Chicken Chili With Beans 15 oz 3030001525
Cattle Drive Chili With Beans 15 oz 3030001515
Firefighters Chicken Chili With Beans 15 oz 7372500413
Firefighters Chili With Beans 15 oz 7372500411
Firefighters Chili No Beans 15 oz 7372500412
Food Club Corned Beef Hash 15 oz 3680080204
Food Club Chili No Beans 15 oz 3680080404
Food Club Chili With Beans 15 oz 3680080504
Goldstar Original Chili 10oz 2457500001
Goldstar Chili 15oz 2457500005
Goldstar Tex-Mex Chili With Beans 15 oz 2457500008
Great Value Chili With Beans 15 oz Canada Distribution Only 8113179994
Great Value Hot Chili With Beans 15 oz Canada Distribution Only 8113179995
Kroger Beef Stew 15 oz 1111083928
Kroger Chili With Beans 15 oz 1111083930
Kroger Chili No Beans 15 oz 1111083908
Lowes Foods Chili No Beans 15 oz 4164301092
Lowes Foods Corned Beef Hash 15 oz 4164301094
Lowes Foods Chili With Beans 15 oz 4164301097
Meijer Chili No Beans 15 oz 4125095220
Meijer Chili With Beans 15 oz 4125095221
Meijer Corned Beef Hash 15 oz 4125095229
Morton House Chili With Beans Beef & Chicken 15 oz 7526665851
Morton House Corned Beef Hash 15 oz 7526665830
Paramount Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz 7526600510
Paramount Chili for Hot Dogs 15 oz 7526600526
Paramount Chili No Beans 15 oz 7526600501
Paramount Chili With Beans 15 oz 7526600502
Piggly Wiggly Chili With Beans 15 oz 4129037252
Piggly Wiggly Chili No Beans 15 oz 4129037354
Piggly Wiggly Chili No Beans 10 oz 4129037355
Piggly Wiggly Corned Beef Hash 15 oz 4129037357
Prudence Corned Beef Hash 15 oz 4114100020
Southern Home Chili No Beans 10 oz 3825948713
Southern Home Chili No Beans 15 oz 0788015340
Southern Home Chili With Beans 15 oz 0788015341
Southern Home Corned Beef Hash 15 oz 0788015360
Steak n Shake Chili With Beans 10 oz 5184400120
Thrifty Maid Chili With Beans 15 oz 2114021370
Thrifty Maid Corned Beef Hash 15 oz 2114021375
Triple Bar Ranch Chili With Beans 15 oz 3030005801
Triple Bar Ranch Chili With Beans 15 oz 3030005804
Triple Bar Ranch Chili No Beans 15 oz 3030005805
Value Time Beef and Chicken Chili With Beans 15 oz 1122542159


BOTULISM SYMPTOMS

Daniel M. Rifkin, Wholesale Food Program manager with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Consumer Protection Division, said symptoms of botulism poisoning can begin from six hours to two weeks after eating food that contains the toxin. Symptoms may include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth and muscle weakness that moves progressively down the body, affecting the shoulders first then descending to the upper arms, lower arms, thighs, calves, etc.

He said, "Botulism poisoning can cause paralysis of the breathing muscles, which can result in death unless assistance with breathing, such as mechanical ventilation, is provided. Individuals who show any symptoms after having eaten any recalled Castleberry's products should seek immediate medical attention."

PROPER DISPOSAL OF RECALLED PRODUCTS

When disposing of the canned products, Rifkin advised consumers to double bag cans in plastic bags that are tightly closed and place them in a trash receptacle for nonrecyclable trash outside of the home. Additional instructions for safe disposal can be found at www.cdc.gov/botulism/botulism_faq.htm .

To date, there are no reports of illness in Colorado associated with the recalled products. However, two children in Texas and an Indiana couple became seriously ill after eating these products and were hospitalized.

Castleberry's advised consumers with any questions or concerns about this recall to contact their consumer hotline at 1-888-203-8446.

For more information, the public may call Dan Rifkin with the Consumer Protection Division at the Department of Public Health and Environment at 303-692-3620.
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