According to the Associated Press, one of two Texas siblings who became ill with botulism poisoning after eating Castleberry’s chili products was released from the hospital yesterday. The Houston Chronicle carried the story:
One of two West Texas siblings confirmed to have botulism poisoning from canned food involved in a nationwide recall remained hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday, a hospital official said.
Castleberry’s Food Co. has recalled more than 90 potentially contaminated products nationwide — including canned chili, hash and stew — over fears of botulism contamination. The recall includes two years’ production — tens of millions of cans — from the company’s plant at Augusta, Ga.
The second sibling was released from a Covenant Health System hospital July 26, said Michelle Stephens, a spokeswoman for Covenant.
Bill Marler, a food safety attorney, called on Castleberry’s to pay outbreak victims’ medical expenses in a press release today.