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Augusta Canning Factory Closes Its Doors Forever

The canning factory responsible for giving botulism poisoning to at least eight people closes forever today.

Castleberry’s in Augusta, GA closes today, putting 327 people out of work.

Connor Brothers, which owns Castleberry’s is selling the company to Hanover foods.

Hanover currently operates its own factory in New Jersey.

Executives with Conner Brothers say Castleberry’s sales never recovered from the 2007 botulism outbreak that temporarily closed the plant.