Navigation Links
Health Department Warns Consumers of Home-Canned Soup Linked to Potter County Restaurant
Date:1/3/2008

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers who purchased or were given "home-canned" soup or other canned products from the Schumacher's Inn in Austin, Potter County, should not open the jars due to the risk of Botulism contamination, Health Secretary Dr. Calvin B. Johnson said today.

Consumers who obtained canned products from the restaurant should immediately contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health, toll-free, at 877-PA-HEALTH.

The state became involved after a 43-year-old Potter County woman, and some of the chicken soup she said she purchased from the restaurant, tested positive for botulism.

The Department of Agriculture, which oversees food safety, has quarantined the product and ordered the restaurant not to sell or give away any canned product. Any soup or other products canned by this restaurant should be submitted to the state for testing.

Foodborne botulism is a rare but very serious paralytic illness caused by consuming foods that contain botulinum toxin, a nerve toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It usually occurs after consuming items that were improperly canned, allowing the formation of botulinum toxin in the product. The toxin sometimes causes the lid of the can or jar to swell, but this is not always the case.

Botulism, which thrives in oxygen-free environments, like those produced in canning, may have been introduced through improper canning techniques. Chicken soup is considered a potentially hazardous food when canned and should only be produced by commercially-licensed kitchens.

In individuals, symptoms of botulism can include nausea, vomiting, and intestinal problems; followed by fatigue, blurred vision, difficulty swallowing and dry mouth. If untreated, the illness may progress from head to toe, with paralysis of the face, arms, breathing muscles, trunk and legs. Symptoms generally begin 18 to 36 hours after eating a contaminated food, but they can occur as early as 6 hours or as late as 10 days.

For more information, visit http://www.health.state.pa.us.

CONTACT:

Stacy Kriedeman

(717) 787-1783


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. VIDEO from Medialink and Revolution Health: RevolutionHealth.com Launches Resolutions 2.0
2. Neurochem to present at JPMorgan Healthcare Conference
3. Boston Scientific to Participate in JP Morgan Health Care Conference
4. MedCath Corporation to Present at the 26th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference
5. Insulet Corporation to Present at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference on January 8, 2008
6. Gen-Probe to Webcast Presentation at 26th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference
7. Health Departments Slow to Respond to Disease Outbreaks
8. AUDIO from Medialink and Pharmavite: Holiday Heart Health Tips
9. International Development Expert to Lead the Pan American Health and Education Foundation
10. Drug Safety, Tainted Food Among Years Top Health Stories
11. Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT Acquires Park Place Office Park in Dayton, Ohio
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/12/2016)... , ... February 12, 2016 , ... According to an ... are beginning to account for a significant portion of hernia repairs throughout the United ... the Beverly Hills Hernia Center notes that this trend has not only been expected, ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... ... Enforcement Trends: , Back to the Future , Feb. 25, 2016 — 11:00 a.m. – ... who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” , An analysis of CDRH’s ... But that takes time. , Take a close look at the warning letters the ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... announced that nominations have closed for the ISE Southeast Awards 2016. Finalists and ... announced at the ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards Gala on March 15, ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , ... February 12, 2016 , ... AssureVest Insurance Group, ... is initiating a charity drive that will raise funds earmarked to purchase computers and ... Tayloe Elementary School. , “My school is in a low-income area and has more ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Donor Network West, the organ procurement organization that heals lives ... San Ramon Regional Medical Center. Under the collaboration, the first of its kind, specific ... a more certain time frame for donor families for the recovery of organs. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... On Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, surgeons at ... North Austin Medical Center successfully completed the first robotic ... Surgical System with Trumpf Medical,s advanced operating table, ... , M.D., colorectal surgeon at the Texas Institute for ... Motion technology, which seamlessly combines the da Vinci Xi ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , 12 februari 2016 AAIPharma ... toonaangevende leverancier van productie en ontwikkeling op ... kondigt vandaag een uitbreiding aan van steriele ... locatie in Charleston, SC ... tot meerdere recente investeringen. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150806/256637LOGO ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016 The primary goal ... future adoption patterns on the usage of liquid biopsy. ... following: - Timeframe of liquid biopsy adoption ... cfDNA and Evs—by organization type - Sample inflow to ... blood, saliva, stool, serum, and so on. - Correlation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: