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Castleberry’s Botulism Plant Forced To Shut Down

NBC Augusta broke the story this afternoon that the Food and Drug Administration has closed down an Augusta food plant. In a statement released to NBC Augusta Monday morning, Castleberry’s Food Company says their temporary emergency operating permit has been suspended by the FDA. There’s no word when the plant will re-open.

As you may remember, a recall last summer forced the plant to stop production temporarily after dozens of cans of chili were found to contain botulism and several people became ill.

When I was in Washington D.C. last week I met Mr. Christopher D. Lischewski, CEO of Castleberry’s. I was impressed with his testimony.