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Augusta Canning Factory To Re-open On Monday

WJBF-TV 6, the ABC affiliate in Augusta, GA, tonight (3/27/08) is reporting that the Castleberry’s canning factory in that city will re-open on Monday.  According to the WJBF report:

Officials with Augusta’s Castleberry’s food plant say they’re hoping to re-open the plant Monday. The FDA suspended the plant’s temporary operating permit a couple weeks ago. That permit was issued after a July 2007 nationwide recall of hot dog chili made at the plant.

Last summer’s recall came after botulism was found in some of the company’s canned chili.  No recall was involved in the latest closure.  There were rumors within the food industry that the Canadian owners might be trying to sell the brand and the factory.

TV 6’s report can be found here.

 


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