Mary’s Home Canning Recalls Mary’s Home Made Vegetable Soup Because of Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
April 15, 2016
Mary’s Home Canning
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Mary’s Home Canning of Lancaster, PA is recalling 516 jars of Mary’s Homemade Vegetable Soup (Net Wt. 16 OZ) and 1,128 jars of Mary’s Homemade Vegetable Soup (Net Wt. 32 OZ), because it has the potential to be contaminated withClostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
Mary’s Homemade Vegetable Soup (Net Wt. 16 OZ) and (Net Wt. 32 OZ) was distributed in PA, MD and DE in retail stores and farmer’s markets.
These products were packaged in clear glass jars with white screw top lids in pint-size and quart-size varieties. The label of the jar reads in part: “Mary’s Home Made Vegetable Soup…Heat and Serve…829-A Strasburg Road, Paradise, PA 17562.” No codes or expiration dates are present on these products.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The potential for contamination was noted after FDA testing found that the pH of the product was high and it did not receive an adequate process time or temperature.
Anyone with a product fitting the above description should return the product to where it was purchased, if possible, or call Mary’s Home Canning at 717-442-8349 for return instructions. Phone calls should be made during Eastern Standard Time.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm496909.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery