DOG FOOD RECALL: Botulism in BEEF

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DOG FOOD RECALL: Botulism in BEEF

Postby Christie » Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:15 pm

Castleberry's Food Co. of Augusta has expanded its tainted beef recall to include 4 varieties of Natural Balance dog food, the Washington Post is reporting.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/21/AR2007072101364.html

I visited Natural Balance's website and there is nothing about it yet so I don't know which varieties this recall affects or even confirm the WP's claim. The FDA website does not confirm this claim either.

Dog have some natural resistance to botulism but if infected, will cause paralysis of the muscles.
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4 recalled Natural Balance varietys

Postby Christie » Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:24 pm

Itchmo.com seems to have gotten the information. This is an unverified source.

Supposedly, Natural Balance only sent out the recall info to people on their newsletter list. :evil:

Natural Balance Eatables dog food varieties:

    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


http://itchmo.com/read/natural-balance-recalls-food-due-to-botulism-risk_20070721#more-1815
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Postby db7 » Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:04 pm

Who the heck feeds their dog canned simulated take-out Chinese food? Is there really a market for this crap?
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Postby orhunter » Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:18 pm

Heck, I been eating that stuff myself........... The dogs get dog food.....
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Postby blathens » Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:49 am

db7, those are the dog lovers I mentioned in another thread.

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UNBELIEVABLE

Postby db7 » Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:41 pm

THESE FOLKS PACKAGE THE SAME CRAP FOR HUMANS, JUST A DIFFERENT LABEL IT SEEMS.


Chili recalled over botulism concerns
Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2007 | 11:11 AM ET
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume two kinds of chili because of possible botulism contamination.

Great Value's two products — Original Chili with Beans, and Hot Chili with Beans — were sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores across Canada, the agency said Sunday. The products and their codes at the centre of the warning are:

* Original Chili with Beans, 425-gram cans bearing UPC 6 81131 79994 2.
* Great Value Hot Chili with Beans, 425-gram cans bearing UPC 6 81131 79995 9.

The agency said importer Clover Leaf Seafoods LP is administering a recall on behalf of U.S. manufacturer Castleberry's Food Company, based in Georgia.

In the U.S., four cases of botulism poisoning have been associated with certain chili products made by Castleberry's, the CFIA said. There have been no reported illnesses in Canada.

Consumers are being advised to return or discard these products.

Food contaminated with botulism may not look or smell spoiled, but can cause serious illness or death in severe cases.
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Postby bobman » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:48 am

250,000 cans a day for years and just four cases of botchulism reported, this plant does a good job with sanitation its just takes one contaminated vegetable to be a problem.

If you eat anything out of a can especially anything with vegetables in it always cook it at a medium heat for 10 minutes or more, that will keep you from having botchulism.
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Postby db7 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:37 am

This problem is due to first not processing the cans at a high enough temp or long enough to kill the bacteria and second having a quality control failure that allowed problem number one to go undetected.

The presence of the bacteria on raw veg is common.

This is not a sanitation issue.
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Postby bobman » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:06 am

really its both I was in the plant all day yesterday
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