September 30, 2016

Mary’s Home Canning Recalls Soup for Possible Botulism

Mary’s Home Canning is recalling Mary’s Homemade Vegetable Soup because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This bacteria can cause life-threatening illness or death. The bacteria will not make the product, look, taste, or smell spoiled. The FDA found that the pH of the product was high (a low pH discourages bacterial growth), and the soups were not adequately processed at the proper temperature. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Mary's Vegetable Soup Botulism RecallThe recalled product is Mary’s Homemade Vegetable Soup in 16 ounce jars and in 32 ounce jars. It was distributed in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware in retail stores and at farmer’s markets. The product is in a clear glass jar with white screw top lid. The label 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 the products.

If you purchased this product, in either size, do not eat it even if you heat it before serving. Do not open the jars. Throw it away in a sealed container, or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The symptoms of botulism poisoning include double vision, trouble speaking or swallowing, general weakness, and dizziness. Difficulty breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension, and constipation are other symptoms. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should go to a doctor immediately.

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