Monday, July 23, 2007

Now It's Tainted Dog Food - From Same Folks Who Made The Contaminated Chili

That recall of canned food now is affecting dog food! Seems that the same company and plant that makes the Hot Dog Chili Sauce and Corned Beef Hash, etc, also makes dog food! I will resist the comment about that canned chili already tasting like dog food...(Ooops!)

The recall now affects over 90 brands of canned meat! Botulism is a muscle-paralyzing disease that can develop in poorly pasteurized or improperly canned food. Until recently it has been eradicated from our food supply. Now after 40 years of safe food, we have this massive recall and 4 people being treated for the contamination caused disease.

Now the company says the machine malfunction that may have caused the contamination apparently wen on far longer that first announced. Just so you will be warned the following brands are affected"

Austex, Best Yet, Big Y, Black Rock, Bloom, Bryan, Bunker Hill, Castleberry’s, Cattle Drive, Firefighters, Food Club, Food Lion, Goldstar, Great Value, Kroger, Lowes, Meijer, Morton House, Paramount, Piggly Wiggly, Prudence, Southern Home, Steak N Shake, Thrifty Maid, Triple Bar and Value Time.

The recall also includes four varieties of Natural Balance dog food. This is the most disturbing part of the story. Dog Food made at the chili plant?

Again I ask the question, how much has the lax regulation of the Bush Administration-hobbled FDA got to do with this? First China and now Georgia. If it comes from a can, be careful!

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