Oh Boy Another Botulism Recall - French Style Green Beans

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Lakeside Foods Issues Nationwide Recall of French Style Green Beans

Contact:
David B. Aggen
920-684-3356

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Manitowoc, WI -- August 1, 2007 -- Lakeside Foods, Inc. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin is initiating a voluntary recall of 15,000 cases of 14.5-ounce French Style Green Beans because some cans may have been under processed and some cans may have leaked. While no illnesses have been reported these cans have the potential to be contaminated with harmful organisms including Clostridium botulinum. No botulinum toxin has been found in any cans tested to date, however the company continues to test out of an abundance of caution. 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 other muscles, abdominal distention and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention. Consumers also are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.


Lakeside is asking consumers who have cans of the French Style Green Beans with the following in the top line of the can code to return them unopened to the place of purchase. EAA5247, EAA5257, EAA5267, EAA5277, EAB5247, EAB5257, ECA5207, ECA5217, ECA5227, ECA5297, ECB5207, ECB5217, ECB5227 and ECB5307.


The product was distributed in the following 20 states AL, AZ CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MO, MS, NC, NY, OH, OK, TN, TX, VA, WI and Canada. The product was sold with the following labels: ALBERTSON'S, HAPPY HARVEST, BEST CHOICE, FOOD CLUB, BOGOPA, VALU TIME, HILL COUNTRY FARE, HEB, LAURA LYNN, KROGER, NO NAME, NORTH PRIDE, SCHNUCKS, SHOP N SAVE, SHOPPERS VALU, CUB FOODS, DIERBERGS, FLAVORITE, IGA, BEST CHOICE AND THRIFTY MAID.


Lakeside Foods voluntarily recalled the products after learning of a potential problem during routine internal monitoring. Lakeside said it is working closely with the Food & Drug Administration and has identified and corrected the condition that resulted in its decision to voluntarily recall the cans in question. No other Lakeside products are affected by this recall.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-466-3834 Ext 4090. Code and label information will also be posted on their web site www.lakesidefoods.com.


http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/lakeside08_07.html
Oh joy.
 

abudabit

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French style means it smells like cigarettes and piss.
 

Creampier

I have to return some videotapes!
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It's a good thing these didn't get distributed in Jersey! I feed my fat dog 2 cans of string beans per day (the vet says it's an appetite suppressant?!?) When I go to the grocery store, I usually buy 3 or 4 weeks supply for him and just wipe out the shelves. I don't usually pay attention to the brands, but now's a good time to start, huh?!
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
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It's a good thing these didn't get distributed in Jersey! I feed my fat dog 2 cans of string beans per day (the vet says it's an appetite suppressant?!?) When I go to the grocery store, I usually buy 3 or 4 weeks supply for him and just wipe out the shelves. I don't usually pay attention to the brands, but now's a good time to start, huh?!


mmmmm, dogs dead, dont eat the beans.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
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If you eat green beans, you deserve Botulism.

Anyone who would eat green beans would suck a cock.
 
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It's a good thing these didn't get distributed in Jersey! I feed my fat dog 2 cans of string beans per day (the vet says it's an appetite suppressant?!?) When I go to the grocery store, I usually buy 3 or 4 weeks supply for him and just wipe out the shelves. I don't usually pay attention to the brands, but now's a good time to start, huh?!
You never know though... as a lot of these "off brands" end up in dollar stores everywhere...

Oh and today's recall... lead in glassware... nice.

Cost Plus World Market Recalls Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow Speckleware Beverage Containers and Glass Water Tank For Potential Lead Exposure Risk

Contact:
Cost Plus Inc.
(877) 967-5362

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Oakland, CA – August 3, 2007 – Cost Plus World Market, a leading retailer of casual home living and entertaining products, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products: Red, blue, green, and yellow speckleware beverage containers with SKU numbers 370549, 391163, 378321, 378322; and glass water tank retro w/spout with SKU number 378251. These numbers appear on the customer sales receipt. These items are being recalled because the metal spigot used in these containers can leach lead into lemonade and other acidic beverages stored in them. This does not occur if water is used in the beverage containers. No illnesses have been reported to date.

There were approximately 12,592 units sold at Cost Plus/World Market stores nationwide from May 2005 through July 2007 for between $19.98 and $39.99.

According to the FDA, lead is very toxic and dangerous to humans, especially children, women of childbearing age, pregnant women and their unborn children. Although people with lead in their blood often do not exhibit the symptoms of lead toxicity, such symptoms include the following: stomach aches, colic, nausea, vomiting, abnormal irritability, and insomnia. Lead can also permanently damage the central nervous system, resulting in learning difficulties in school children as well as cause other long-term health problems.

Customers who have purchased these beverage containers are urged to return them to any Cost Plus World Market store for a full refund.

Consumers who may have questions or concerns should contact Cost Plus Inc. at (877) 967-5362 between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. EDT any day or at www.worldmarket.com

http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/costplus08_07.html

Oh linky to a pdf with descriptions and pictures of the product...

http://www.worldmarket.com/assets/corporate_files/speckleware_070803.pdf
And I wonder where those things were made... hmmmmmm
 
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Oh and I know lead not as sexy as botulism... but still if you want really stupid kids feed them lead... etc... meh.