Food contamination - not just China

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This time it's a Georgia company called Castleberry�s (owned by Bumble Bee). From the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service website:
Georgia Firm Expands Recall of Canned Meat Products That May Contain Clostridium botulinum
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, Castelberry�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 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.
What follows in the announcement is a list of probably 50 items made by Castleberry but labeled and marketed under a bunch of different 'house' brands -- Cattle Drive, Morton House, Kroger, Food Club, Cattle Drive, etc... Makes things hard to trace. In the short time that Jen and I have been managing our store, we have had two product recalls which for our limited stock (about 5,000 SKUs) is a lot.

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