Pumpkin, sweet potato butter recalled for health risk

Press Release

ATLANTA - Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting consumers to the recall of some pumpkin and sweet potato butters due to possible health risks.

Amish Wedding Foods, Inc., Millersburg, Ohio, is recalling select packages of the butters because the products may pose a risk of Clostridium botulism sickness.

The following products are subject to recall:

Pumpkin Butter 9 oz.  UPC code# 0 49646 50014 7
Pumpkin Butter 16 & 18 oz. UPC code# 0 49646 65549 6
Sweet Potato Butter 16 & 18 oz. UPC code# 0 49646 65550 2

The products were sold under the following brands: Amish Wedding Foods, Finney's Bulk Foods, Our Maker's Acres, Uncle Charlies Products, Grandpa's Cheese Barn, Laird Ranch, Lonesome Dove Guest & Buffalo Ranch, Slovacek Sausage Co., Snacks & More, Brumfield Farm Market, Goldie's Front Porch Inc., Horrocks Farm Market, Moose Mercantile, Nostalgic Mercantile, Planktown Country Market, Swiss Meat & Sausage Company, Apple Barn, Apple Castle, Brights Nursery, Cagle Steaks, Country Creations, Damascus General Store, Do it Best Copr., Dutch Pantry, Granny's Oven Fresh, Hattie's Cafe & Gifts, Millburn Orchards, MMKM Family Produce Market, Sauders Store Inc., The Restoration Society Inc., Weaver's Country Market, Wilson's Farm Market, Yoder's Craft & Gifts, Abbott Farms, Amish Cheese House, Amishables, Ashe Cheese NC, Boggio's Little Mtn. Orchard, Farmers Peach Corner, Fisher's Country Store PA, Graves Farm & Garden, Great Sports Products, Gruene General Store, Gruene Haus, Holden Brothers Produce, House of Carter, Kerr Farm Market, Klemke's Sausage Haus, Nature Way Country Store, Riley's Gifts and More, Rocky Mountain Pantry, Shaffer's Market, STUBBYS INC., The Farm Store and The Round Barn.

The products were determined to have a pH and a water activity level that is too high and could be a possible risk for Clostridium botulism sickness.

Onset of symptoms in foodborne botulism is usually 18 to 36 hours after ingestion, although cases have varied from 4 hours to 8 days.

Early signs of intoxication consist of marked lassitude, weakness and vertigo, usually followed by double vision and progressive difficulty in speaking and swallowing.

Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distention, and constipation may also be common symptoms.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase. Those with questions can call Luke Stutzman at (330) 674-9199 Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture

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