Castleberry Canned Food Recall
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for more than 80 types of canned food manufactured by the Castleberry Food Co. over fears that they may cause botulism.
The FDA says that the canned food recall includes more than 80 types of canned meat and dog food products manufactured at Castleberry’s plant in Augusta, Georgia.
The Castleberry recall
The first Castleberry recall was issued on July 18, 2007 after cans of hot dog chili sauce made by the company were found in the homes of four families with botulism.
After testing by the FDA found the bacterium that causes botulism in 16 out of 17 cans, the agency expanded the canned food recall to include more than 70 additional types of stew, chili, hash, pet food and other products manufactured by Castleberry.
Botulism is a bacterial infection which can cause paralysis of the breathing muscles and may eventually lead to death. Symptoms of botulism food poisoning can appear anywhere from six hours to two weeks after eating contaminated items.
Muscle paralysis from botulism symptoms usually begins in the shoulders and moves downward through the arms, thighs and calves.
If you have experienced symptoms of botulism food poisoning after eating contaminated canned foods, call the law firm of Hissey Kientz toll-free at (866) 275-4454 or fill out a free case evaluation form to the right of this page.