bloaters.bmpPorky Products Inc. of Carteret, New Jersey announced that it is recalling Salted Smoked Split Herring (bloaters) because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can produce a harmful toxin, which causes the rare but potentially life-threatening bacterial infection, botulism.

The uneviscerated fish product was imported from Canada and distributed to

3000 cases of 105-ounce canned pickled sliced beets have been voluntarily recalled by Lakeside Foods, Inc. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin due to a potential contamination with certain harmful organisms including Clostridium botulinum. The recall, announced yesterday, was issued because some cans of the company’s product may not have been fully processed, creating a breeding

The California Department of Public Health announced today that Olivier brand Parmesan & Asiago Dip with Garlic & Basil was being recalled by Olivier Olive Oil Products, Inc. of Saint Helena, California, due to potential contamination with Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium that causes botulism.  The dip was distributed to Williams-Sonoma retail stores nationwide and to

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that Michigan-based New Era Canning Company was recalling several cases of canned beans because they were not adequately cooked during processing.  Under-cooking of canned beans can lead to the growth of clostridium botulinum, the bacterium that causes botulism. 

According to the FDA announcement, only a small number of

Blue Ocean Sardine Tamban is recalled

The Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of Blue Ocean Smoked Indiana Sardine Tamban because of possible contamination.

Everlasting Distributors Inc. of Bayonne, N. J., recalled the uncoded 8-ounce packages of frozen Blue Ocean Smoked Indian Sardine Tamban because they might be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium

We have received a number of requests for a list of products that have been recalled for potential contamination with Clostridium botulinum.  It is important to note that Castleberry’s manufactures a number of products and sells them under various brand names.  After viewing the Castleberry’s website, here is what we have found:

Product Recall Handling Safety Instructions

If you have purchased any of the recalled products, do not open or consume them. The Food and Drug Administration recommends that you double bag them in plastic bags that are tightly closed before being placed in a trash receptacle for non-recyclable trash outside of the home. If you notice that any of these cans are swollen, bulging or leaking, please put on gloves and eye protection before double-bagging and disposing of the cans. Slowly remove gloves and dispose after use. Wash hands with soap and running water for at least 2 minutes. Additional instructions for safe disposal can be found at

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Castleberry’s Food Company today announced that it is taking extra steps to ensure public safety by voluntarily expanding its recall originally announced on July 18 due to the risk of botulinum toxin, a bacterium which can cause botulism.  The recall originally announced on July 18 affected only 10 products with ‘best by’ dates from APR30 2009 through MAY22 2009. The extended recall now includes the following canned products in the following sizes with all ‘best by’ and code dates:

Austex Onion Hot Dog Chili Sauce, 10 oz can (UPC 3030097101)
Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce, 10 oz can (UPC 3030099533)