Saturday, 28 July 2007

Another pet food recall

There's just been a product recall of a range of dog foods and human foods because they have found botulism.
They are manufactured in the US, but I think I may have seen the human hot dog chilli sauce before over here, but it doesn't say if they are exported.
Click here to go to the link for more details.
It's an expansion of a previous warning issued about a week ago that thought it was only some batches that were affected. The company is Castleberry Food Products and Dog Food and the warning now says not to eat any of the things listed and tells you to dispose of them safely.
Click here for more details for eg the signs of botulism in dogs and people.
The dog products are:
Natural Balance Eatables dog food varieties:
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
The firm has now ceased processing and distribution.
I wonder how long people and dogs had been dying of 'strokes', being misdiagnosed with myasthenia gravis and Guillain-Barré syndrome before that one was spotted. And if it was to happen here - would we ever notice?
To check out my earlier blog about botulism click here

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