The following recall has been announced:
— Walker's Food Products Co. is recalling 16-ounce, 5-pound and 10-pound containers of four-bean salad with expiration dates of Dec. 23, 2007, through April 5, 2008, because they could be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. This can produce a toxin that causes botulism. Symptoms may include double or blurred vision, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, distention of the abdomen, constipation, muscle weakness and paralysis of breathing muscles, possibly resulting in death. No illnesses have been reported.
The 16-ounce containers were sold under the brand name Kay's Gourmet. The 5- and 10-pound containers were sold under the Walker's Food Products Co. brand name. The salads were sold through distributors in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Details: by phone at 800-725-2372 extensions 14 or 18.
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