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Italian Meatless Pasta Sauce Recalled for Potential Botulism Risk

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Tullia’s of Spokane, WA, is recalling Italian Meatless Pasta Sauce code 530140. This recall has been initiated because a records review by the Washington State Department of Agriculture revealed that one batch of sauce produced with the 530140 code had a pH level high enough to allow the growth of Clostridium botulinum. If present, this… Continue Reading

Alaska Health Officials Suspect Botulism in One Death, Two Illnesses

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Officials with the Alaska Division of Public Health are reported to be looking into a potential botulism cluster in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta area west of Anchorage linked to the consumption of fermented fish heads. After four people shared a traditional Yupik meal of the fish heads, one later died and two others were sickened, said… Continue Reading

Update: Two Botulism Cases Believed Connected to Recalled California Jarred Food Products

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Two residents of Cincinnati, OH, in their 20s have been hospitalized with botulism that public health officials suspect is connected to a nationwide recall of a California company’s jarred sauces, according to the Cincinnati Health Department. The two patients were reportedly on ventilators at one point, and one patient still on a ventilator was transferred… Continue Reading

BBQ, Hot and Teriyaki Sauces Recalled in Washington State for Botulism Risk

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Richard’s Rubs & Seasonings LLC is recalling Richard’s Too Good BBQ Sauce, Richard’s Too Good Hot Sauce and Richard’s Too Good Teriyaki Sauce because they may have been improperly processed and may have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and potentially fatal foodborne illness. The recalled sauces… Continue Reading

California Company Recalls Pickled Products Due to Possible Botulism Risk

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The California Department of Public Health warned consumers on Thursday not to eat Healdsburg Pickling Company jarred food products because they may have been improperly produced, making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium Botulinum. Ingestion of botulism toxin from improperly processed jarred and canned foods may lead to serious illness and death. No illnesses have… Continue Reading

Smoked Fish Recalled in Canada for Potential Botulism

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Orr’s Fine Meats and Deli of Parry Sound, Ontario, is recalling two smoked fish products because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that causes botulism. The following products have been recalled: Smoked White Fish (filet) and Smoked Lake Trout (filet). Both products were sold as filets with no brand name or UPC… Continue Reading

TX Firm Recalls Salted Fish for Possible Botulism Contamination

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Lao Thai Nam Corp. of Dallas, TX, has recalled Number One Sompa Salted Fish because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Number One Sompa Salted Fish was distributed… Continue Reading

Bacon Spread Recalled in Canada Over Botulism Concerns

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“Bacon by Brad Smoliak” bacon spread sold in Alberta is being recalled due to potentially permitting the growth of clostridium botulinum, the bacterium which casues botulism, according to CBC News. The problem was detected through testing done by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recalled product comes in 125-gram jars with best-before dates of… Continue Reading

Canadian Liver Pâté Recalled Due to Botulism Risk

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Webbers Food is recalling “Hausmacher” liver pâté from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. The following product has been sold in glass jars with no label only from Nov. 13, 2013, to Dec. 5, 2013, inclusively, at the following locations in… Continue Reading

TX Health Officials Investigating Four Suspected Botulism Cases

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Public health officials in Amarillo, TX, are investigating a possible botulism outbreak after learning of four probable cases of the rare and potentially fatal foodborne illness on Friday, Dec. 6. As of Wednesday, Dec. 11, officials reportedly had not yet identified a common source and were checking into what the four adult patients had eaten… Continue Reading