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Castleberry recalled foods are still on store shelves

Dawn House of the Salt Lake Tribune reports on the “voluntary recall” of Castleberry canned food that seems never to actually get recalled.

Consumers are being warned to be wary of grocery store shelves – as well as their own food pantries – and to check for recalled cans of chili, corned beef and other meat products that could be contaminated with bacteria that cause botulism.

On Tuesday, Utah officials said a check of 50 grocery stores across the state showed that four outlets continued to stock some of the 90 varieties of recalled products. These outlets, which were not identified, include small corner stores up to national chains, said Larry Lewis, spokesman for the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.

Tens of millions of the canned goods, which were parts of separate recalls July 21 and July 25, had been distributed nationwide under a multitude of brand names. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration found recalled products for sale in roughly 250 of the more than 3,700 stores visited nationwide.