San Clemente Jarred Food Recalled After Two in Ohio Fall Ill with Botulism

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Behold, the Mason jar menace!

Wuh-oh. VR Green Farms in San Clemente is recalling some of its jarred foods after two Ohio residents visited Orange County and then came down with botulism after they returned.

Specifically, VR Green Farms is voluntarily recalling its Pine Nut Basil Pesto, Pickled
Farm Mix, Old World Tomato Sauce, Sundried Tomatoes in Olive Oil, Tuscan
Grilling Sauce and Pasta Sauce, reports the City News Service. The food was being sold in Mason-style glass jars with screw-on metal lids and has a VR Green Farms label, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

The labels lack coding or use by dates, and some of the product was
sold online.

If you happen to have any of the jarred foods in your homes, make sure to wear gloves and double bag the jars when you throw them away. Botulism is serious business, and you wouldn't want anyone who might come in contact with your garbage to come down with it. Even if you've eaten some of the food and feel fine, you should probably still throw it away.

Botulism is rare, but can be deadly. If you feel any of the initial symptoms -- double or blurred visiosn, drooping face muscles, problems swallowing -- you should contact a doctor as soon as possible.

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