Everlasting Distributors, a New Jersey firm, is recalling  Blue Ocean Smoked Mackerel that was distributed in retail stores in New York and New Jersey in uncoded styropor foam trays and was vacuum-packed with a clear plastic bag.  The mackerel products may be contamianted with Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism. 

The New York State Department of

A Manitowoc, Wisconsin firm is recalling canned green beans for potential contamination with Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium that causes botulism poisoning.  The Denver Post carried the story today after it was discovered that Colorado stores may have sold the potentially contaminated product.

Lakeside, of Manitowoc, Wis., has voluntarily recalled 14.5-ounce cans of French Style Green

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

New Mexico health officials announced today that a man had been hospitalized with botulism poisoning since July 26th.  Test results confirmed the 52-year-old man’s case, and health agencies are working together to determine whether the man’s case can be tied to the recall of Castleberry’s chili products.  According to an Associated Press article, the

The Honolulu Advertiser today reported that health officials have not confirmed a second case of botulism in a Maui man.  According to the article:

A state Department of Health official yesterday discounted a second reported case of botulism on Maui because the symptoms "didn’t meet the criteria" for the foodborne illness.

Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo

The CDC issued an update on its investigation into the botulism outbreak associated with consumption of Castleberry’s chili products today in the MMWR.  Interestingly, the MMWR editorial note contains the following:

Investigators are actively seeking additional cases that might be linked to the current outbreak by issuing health alerts and examining reported botulism cases

Two Hawaii men have sought medical treatment after eating canned chili products contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium that causes botulism.  Both men purchased Cattle Drive brand canned chili at Costco in Kahului, Maui, and one was hospitalized with suspected botulism.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is running tests to determine whether

Today, the California Department of Public Health and San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced that a 51-year-old woman had been hospitalized with botulism poisoning in San Diego County.   The two public health agencies are jointly investigating the cause of her illness, which may be associated with the consumption of recalled Castleberry food

Forbes.com carried a story written by Associated Press reporter Andrew Bridges, published today, that warns consumers – again – to throw out canned Castleberry’s products.  It is a message that Public health officials have used repeatedly since discovering Castleberry’s products were contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium that causes botulism.

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