A food processing company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, called Lakeside Foods, Inc., has recently issued a recall of their sliced pickled beets. The cans of beets were not fully processed and were found to be at risk of containing harmful bacteria that could cause botulism.
3,000 packages of the beets were removed from several states' store shelves. No one reported illnesses caused by the beets prior to the recall, and this was a voluntary recall by Lakeside Foods, Inc. with approval from the FDA.
Botulism is a serious illness caused by a specific type of bacteria, called Clostridium botulinum. This illness could be fatal and includes symptoms of dizziness, constipation, and difficulty breathing.
If you or someone you love has suffered an illness due to a contaminated food product, please contact the Lake Geneva defective food products attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., at 800-242-2874.