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N.C. inspectors looking for recalled Castleberry's food products


RALEIGH (AP) -- Nearly 100 food items are the focus of a statewide inspection to make sure recalled chili, corned beef hash, and canned dog food is off store shelves.

The products have been recalled by Castleberry's Food Company because they might contain a toxin that causes botulism. The rare but serious illness can cause paralysis.

So far, four cases of botulism have been reported after people consumed Hot Dog Chili Sauce Original, a product made by Castleberry's Food.

The company's plant in Augusta, Georgia, was temporarily shut down this week as federal inspectors investigate.

Inspectors from the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are visiting distribution centers, warehouses and stores statewide to make sure the recalled products are not being sold.

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