Thursday, July 26, 2007

Food For People Overdoing It?

I think the Food For People (FFP) might have gone a bit overboard on this one. They're advising people to throw away any cans of Castleberry Beef Stew they still might have on their shelves, FFP having distributed some of those to the needy a few months ago.

It's not that the particular item was on the recall list, it is simply made by the same company that had some other items recalled a while back. How far do we want to go with this? Stop buying food from any company in Augusta, GA because one company there recalled some items.

Hey, I'm probably more paranoid the most about a lot of things, but this seems like a bit much even to me.

I've actually partaken of the stew in question. Winco stocks it and it's quite a bit cheaper than Dinty Moore Beef Stew. I stopped buying it, not because of any recall, but because it should more properly be called soup. Pretty thin stuff to be called stew, in my opinion. I guess it's cheaper for a reason.


At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dinty Moore beef stew makes decent wallpaper adhesive if the lumps and greebles are strained out.

At 9:14 AM, Blogger Carol said...


She is doing the right thing. It is better to be safe then sorry.

At 4:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carol is right.

It only takes one case of food-borne illness to ruin your whole outlook on life.

Castleberry Beef Stew tastes good, and so does Dinty Moore Beef Stew. Castleberry is cheaper, but it has more fat calories per serving than Dinty does.

At 6:28 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Looks like the FDA has expanded the recall. There's a list of all the recalled items which includes Castleberry's Beef Stew, but it specifies a 15oz can rather than the 24.

At 7:30 PM, Blogger hucktunes said...

Here's a complete list from Castleberry's site.



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