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Canned foods produced by Lock Stock and Barrel Ranch in Onaway, Michigan is being recalled due to a potential botulism infection. The affected products were sold in 4 Michigan cities, including Rogers City, Posen, Indian River, and Gaylord. This recall affects many Lock Stock and Barrel Ranch products, including beef Vegetable Soup, Tomato Basil Soup, Bacon Cauliflower Soup, Mama Splans Medium Salsa, Mama Splans Hot Salsa, Sweet Salsa, Tomatillo Salsa, Mango Salsa, Peach Salsa, Dilly Beans, Pickled Beets, Pickled Carrots, Pickled Mushrooms, Pickled Asparagus, Pickled Cauliflower, Pickled Garlic, Bread & Butter Pickles, Sweet & Hot Pickles, Dill Pickles, Dill Relish, Bloody Mary Mix, and Spaghetti Sauce. These products were sold in glass jars and weighed between 8 and 32 ounces. No cases of illness have been reported in association with this recall.

Botulism is caused by a group of bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum. Botulism is a very rare form of foodborne illness in the United States, only causing 145 cases annually on average. Symptoms of Botulism poisoning appear between 12 and 36 hours after infection and include dry mouth, facial weakness, vision problems, abdominal cramps, vomiting, trouble breathing, and paralysis. If you or a loved one begin to show the symptoms of Botulism poisoning, contact a medical professional.

If you or a loved one suspects you are infected with botulism as a result of consuming Lock Stock and Barrel Ranch products, seek medical attention immediately.  Even if your condition is not life-threatening, blood and stool samples may be necessary to establish the source of your illness.  Contact the food poisoning lawyers at the Merman Law Firm for competent, compassionate representation. Our team of botulism lawyers are here to help.