soup botulismThe Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a warning to consumers who purchased canned soup and other products from Schumacher’s Inn, located in Austin, Pennsylvania, to throw the product out after one of the cans tested positive for Clostridium Botulinum, the bacterium that causes botulism poisoning. 

Consumers who obtained canned products from the restaurant should immediately contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health, toll-free, at 877-PA-HEALTH.

The state became involved after a 43-year-old Potter County woman, and some of the chicken soup she said she purchased from the restaurant, tested positive for botulism.

The Department of Agriculture, which oversees food safety, has quarantined the product and ordered the restaurant not to sell or give away any canned product. Any soup or other products canned by this restaurant should be submitted to the state for testing.

Read the entire health warning here.