Inspections Reveal Recalled Products on Grocers’ Shelves

After inspections revealed recalled products remain on some grocers’ shelves, Castleberry’s Food Co. is urging retailers to be diligent in identifying and discarding items that are subject to its recent recall.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — After inspections revealed recalled products remain on some grocers’ shelves, Castleberry’s Food Co. here is urging retailers to be diligent in identifying and discarding items that are subject to its recent recall. “Our primary focus is making sure that no potentially contaminated products are on grocery shelves, in peoples’ homes or in emergency food supplies,” said Steve Mavity, senior vice president of technical services and quality assurance for Castleberry’s, in a statement. “Surveys by our own audit team, as well as those by inspectors from federal, state and local health agencies, confirm that some retail outlets, especially smaller independent and convenience stores, may still have recalled products available for sale. We are renewing our warning not to sell, open or consume these products.” Castleberry’s instituted the recall on July 18 due to the risk of botulism, a potentially life-threatening illness. The company broadened the scope of its recall on July 21 and has temporarily ceased production in its plant here, where it is suspected that there was a processing problem on one of the facility’s canning lines.

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