Pickles and Sauces Recalled Due to Food Poisoning Threat
Homemade is recalling pickle and sauce products because they may have been improperly produced.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture, through routine sampling, found that a bottle of Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles had a pH level high enough to allow the growth of clostridium botulinum, an organism that can cause a severe form of food poisoning.
The Leavenworth, WA-based company could not provide records supporting the fact that other products followed safe processing guidelines, so a recall encompassing all sauce and pickle products is being initiated.
Recalled products are packaged in clear glass bottles with metal caps. There are no lot codes or expiration dates on recalled products. The following products have been recalled: Bread and Butter Pickles, Icicle Pickles, Pickled Beets, Chili Sauce, Lite BBQ Sauce, Medium BBQ Sauce, Hot BBQ Sauce, Horseradish BBQ Sauce.
Consumers should not consume any of these products, even if the contents of the bottle do not look or smell spoiled. The products were sold exclusively in Washington.
To date, the company is not reporting any illnesses associated with the recall. Consumers who have purchased recalled pickles and sauces are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a refund. The company can be reached at (509) 548-5301.