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Chili Products (Botulism) Recall

(Includes Canned Chili, Stew, Hash, BBQ, Gravy, and Pet Food Products)
Updated: September 4, 2007

Introduction
FDA is warning consumers not to eat certain canned food products or to serve certain dog food produced by Castleberry's Food Company of Augusta, Ga., due to possible botulism contamination. Botulism can be fatal.
Castleberry's is recalling all of the potentially contaminated products and is cooperating with FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service and the states' investigations into the cause of contamination. The list of recalled products includes cans of hot dog chili sauce, various types of dog food, chili with meat, corned beef hash, and a number of other products.

What Products Have Been Recalled?

 

Without Meat

Hot Dog Chili Sauces

SIZE

UPC CODES

Castleberry's Austex Onion Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ

30300-97101

Castleberry's Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ

30300-99533

Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ

30300-00101

Castleberry's Onion Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ

30300-07101

Castleberry's Bunker Hill Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ

75266-04152

Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ

11110-83942

Meijer Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ

41250-85862

Food Lion Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ

35826-06911

Bloom Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ

25439-92448

Thrifty Maid Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 OZ

21140-21367

 

With Meat
(Contact the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline to report a complaint about products with meat)

PRODUCT

SIZE

UPC CODES

Austex Beef Stew 15 oz   3030090815
Austex Chili With Beans 15 oz   3030091015
Austex Chili With Beans 19 oz   3030092519
Austex Chili No Beans 15 oz   3030097715
Austex Chili No Beans 19 oz   3030097719
Best Yet Corned Beef Hash 15 oz   4218741082
Best Yet Chili With Beans 15 oz   4218740842
Big Y Chili No Beans 15 oz   1889480424
Big Y Corned Beef Hash 15 oz   1889480225
Big Y Chili With Beans 15 oz   1889480425
Black Rock Chili With Beans 15 oz   3030001715
Bryan Hot Dog Chili Sauce With Beef 10 oz   5340030010
Bryan Corned Beef Hash 15 oz   5340030110
Bryan Chili No Beans 15 oz   5340030200
Bryan Chili With Beans 15 oz   5340030205
Bryan Chili No Beans 10 oz   5340135264
Bunker Hill Chili No Beans 10 oz   7526604112
Bunker Hill Spicier Chili No Beans 10 oz   7526604224
Castleberry´s Brunswick Stew Chicken & Beef 15 oz   3030000315
Castleberry´s Barbecue Pork 10 oz   3030000402
Castleberry´s Barbecue Pork 14.5 oz   3030000415
Castleberry´s Barbecue Beef 10 oz   3030000602
Castleberry´s Beef Stew 15 oz   3030000815
Castleberry´s Corned Beef Hash 15 oz   3030000915
Castleberry´s Chili With Beans 15 oz   3030001015
Castleberry´s Sausage Gravy 10 oz   3030005130
Castleberry´s Creamed Chip Beef Gravy 10 oz   3030005150
Castleberry´s Hot Chili With Beans 15 oz   3030007217
Castleberry´s Chili No Beans 10 oz   3030007701
Castleberry´s Chili No Beans 15 oz   3030007715
Castleberry´s Georgia Hash 15 oz   3030000215
Cattle Drive Beef Stew 15 oz   3030001530
Cattle Drive Chili No Beans 15 oz   3030001520
Cattle Drive Chicken Chili With Beans 15 oz   3030001525
Cattle Drive Chili With Beans 15 oz   3030001515
Firefighters Chicken Chili With Beans 15 oz   7372500413
Firefighters Chili With Beans 15 oz   7372500411
Firefighters Chili No Beans 15 oz   7372500412
Food Club Corned Beef Hash 15 oz   3680080204
Food Club Chili No Beans 15 oz   3680080404
Food Club Chili With Beans 15 oz   3680080504
Goldstar Original Chili 10oz   2457500001
Goldstar Chili 15oz   2457500005
Goldstar Tex-Mex Chili With Beans 15 oz   2457500008
Great Value Chili With Beans 15 oz Canada Distribution Only 8113179994
Great Value Hot Chili With Beans 15 oz Canada Distribution Only 8113179995
Kroger Beef Stew 15oz   1111083928
Kroger Chili With Beans 15 oz   1111083930
Kroger Chili No Beans 15 oz   1111083908
Lowes Foods Chili No Beans 15 oz   4164301092
Lowes Foods Corned Beef Hash 15 oz   4164301094
Lowes Foods Chili With Beans 15 oz   4164301097
Meijer Chili No Beans 15 oz   4125095220
Meijer Chili With Beans 15 oz   4125095221
Meijer Corned Beef Hash 15 oz   4125095229
Morton House Chili With Beans Beef & Chicken 15 oz   7526665851
Morton House Corned Beef Hash 15 oz   7526665830
Paramount Hot Dog Chili Sauce 10 oz   7526600510
Paramount Chili for Hot Dogs 15 oz   7526600526
Paramount Chili No Beans 15 oz   7526600501
Paramount Chili With Beans 15 oz   7526600502
Piggly Wiggly Chili With Beans 15 oz   4129037252
Piggly Wiggly Chili No Beans 15 oz   4129037354
Piggly Wiggly Chili No Beans 10 oz   4129037355
Piggly Wiggly Corned Beef Hash 15 oz   4129037357
Prudence Corned Beef Hash 15 oz   4114100020
Southern Home Chili No Beans 10 oz   3825948713
Southern Home Chili No Beans 15 oz   0788015340
Southern Home Chili With Beans 15 oz   0788015341
Southern Home Corned Beef Hash 15 oz   0788015360
Steak n Shake Chili With Beans 10 oz   5184400120
Thrifty Maid Chili With Beans 15 oz   2114021370
Thrifty Maid Corned Beef Hash 15 oz   2114021375
Triple Bar Ranch Chili With Beans 15 oz   3030005801
Triple Bar Ranch Chili With Beans 15 oz   3030005804
Triple Bar Ranch Chili No Beans 15 oz   3030005805
Value Time Beef and Chicken Chili With Beans 15 oz   1122542159

  

Pet Food

Natural Balance Eatables dog food varieties:

SIZE

UPC CODES

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

How Do I Remove/Dispose of Recalled Products Due to Botulism Hazard?

Consumers who have any of these products or any foods made with these products should throw them away immediately. Double bag the cans in plastic bags that are tightly closed then place in a trash receptacle for non-recyclable trash outside of the home. Additional instructions for safe disposal can be found at this CDC website

Retailers and foodservice establishments should isolate recalled products from other stock and secure and tag for pick-up or disposal as directed by Castleberry's or their designee. Do not puncture or otherwise open cans prior to disposal. Disposal must be done in accordance with State and local regulations and ordinances and in a manner that will prevent diversion of the recalled products. Recalled products should not be disposed of by placing them in unsecured garbage cans, dumpsters or other receptacles in a manner that could result in subsequent removal by individuals for their own use or for sale to others.

Particular care should be used when handling and disposing of cans that show signs of swelling or leakage to prevent any human exposure to the contents of the cans.

 

What Is FDA Doing?

 

News Updates

 

Transcripts of FDA Press Conferences on the Recall

 

Recall Notices by Company

 

Retailers: Model Warning Placard/Sign for Immediate Posting

 

How Do I Report a Complaint?

 

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