The FDA has sent out a warning to recall specific kinds of canned chili, beans, stew, etc. in Alaska, as well as other places, something that might affect a lot of people who keep a stock of such items in their larder. Here's a portion of the press release from the state Epidemiology, Beth Funk.
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AK PHAN Alert 001-2007-7-24
Botulism Poisoning Warning Expanded
DEC warns consumers not to eat certain brands of chili, other canned
products; dog food also being recalled
The thing that really struck me about this recall is the dog food items: Dog foods may also be contaminated, including these listed below:
Natural Balance Eatables dog food varieties (15 oz cans):
* Irish Stew with Beef Dog Food
* Chinese Take Out with Sauce with Vegetables and Chicken Dog Food
* Southern Style Dumplings with Gravy with Chicken and Vegetables Dog Food
* Hobo Chili with Chicken Pasta Dog Food
Wow - how gourmet! I wonder if you get little fortune cookies with the Chinese food?