Not Your Everyday News

Sunday, July 22, 2007

it never ends.....

.....the food recalls that is. This week the FDA has had to handle
yet another food crisis. Castleberry Foods of Augusta, Georgia
has recalled more than 80 versions of canned corned beef hash,
chili, chili sauce, and beef stew. Apparently the meat products
have been connected to a botulism outbreak; botulism is a
muscle paralyzing disease brought about by a bacterium. So 
far, cases have been discovered in Texas and Indiana. Most of
the Castleberry products are sold as the store or generic brands
of many grocery stores. Equipment malfunction seems to be the
culprit of this latest recall; a Castleberry official stated "we 
believe we have isolated the issue to a situation of under-
processing on one line of our production facility...we have shut
down this line altogether and are recalling all products produced 
on it." Guess we just have to wait for the next food or other
recall, I am sure it will be just around the corner, since corners
keep getting cut on a regular basis.

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