If you’ve picked up any of a long list of items from the Lock Stock and Barrel Ranch in Onaway, MI, an important consumer warning is out that is just for you. lockstockbarrel_406x250A Lock Stock and Barrel Ranch recall is also out for products that may be contaminated with deadly botulism. No illnesses are known to have occurred yet, but inspectors from the Food & Dairy Division of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) discovered the threat during routine food safety checks. Consequently, MDARD is warning consumers who may have purchased any of the recalled products to dispose of them immediately because they were manufactured without using required controls for the safe production of processed foods. Here’s the Lock Stock and Barrel Ranch products on the recall list:

  • Beef Vegetable Soup
  • Tomato Basil Soup
  • Bacon Cauliflower Soup
  • Mama Splans Medium Salsa
  • Mama Splans Hot Salsa
  • Sweet Salsa
  • Tomatillo Salsa
  • Mango Salsa
  • Peach Salsa
  • Dilly Beans
  • Pickled Beets
  • Pickled Carrots
  • Pickled Mushrooms
  • Pickled Asparagus
  • Pickled Cauliflower
  • Pickled Garlic
  • Bread & Butter Pickles
  • Sweet & Hot Pickles
  • Dill Pickles
  • Dill Relish
  • Bloody Mary Mix
  • Spaghetti Sauce

The manufacturer sold the recalled products in glass jars ranging in size from 8 to 32 ounces. Acidified and low-acid foods such as these pose a serious risk of botulism if pH and other critical factors are not carefully controlled during processing to prevent the growth of C. botulinum. Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double vision, and trouble with speaking or swallowing, difficulty in breathing, weakness of muscles, abdominal distention, and constipation may also be common symptoms. The very young, the elderly, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention. The products were sold at the firm’s retail outlet, the Lock Stock & Barrel Ranch General Store, located at 20420 State St. in Onaway, MI. The products were also sold at various MI farmers markets, including those in Rogers City, Posen, Indian River, and Gaylord. Consumers who have any of these products or any foods made with these products should throw them away immediately. Double-bag the products in plastic bags that are tightly closed and then place in a trash receptacle for non-recyclable trash outside of the home. Consumers with health concerns from consumption of the product should contact their health care provider. Consumers with questions should contact MDARD at 800-292-3939.

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