The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

24 July 2007

Your dog wants steak

Especially if this is the alternative:

A recall of canned meat products and dog food made at a Georgia plant due to botulism fears could involve tens of millions of cans that pose an urgent public health threat, U.S. officials said on Monday. U.S. food regulators appealed to consumers and retailers to find and dispose of the cans.

Two people in Texas and two others in Indiana remain seriously ill and hospitalized with botulism poisoning associated with eating Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce, officials said.

This is the list of affected products. One thing perplexes me, and Julie R. Neidlinger picked up on it right away:

Actually, there's nothing wrong with the lede. It's just the actual fact of the two products being made at the same plant. And that there's a photo of "Chili, with beans" at the start of the article.

So wrong. So many levels.

I note in passing that the company formerly known as Ralston Purina no longer makes breakfast cereal.

Posted at 1:21 PM to Worth a Fork


Actually, the statement "I note in passing that the company formerly known as Ralston Purina no longer makes breakfast cereal." is not entirely accurate.

Nestle Purina PetCare, now owned by Nestle, does not, but the other half of the company, now called Ralcorp does continue to make breakfast cereal among other things.

Posted by: Brian J. at 6:58 PM on 24 July 2007

Correction noted. (I admit to a certain blind spot regarding this firm, for purely personal reasons.)

Posted by: CGHill at 7:02 PM on 24 July 2007

Castleberry's also makes Brunswick stew. Apparently Georgia-style (as opposed to Virginia-style). I've found it a tad greasy for my taste.

Now I have another reason to avoid it, even without the botulism.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:03 PM on 24 July 2007