FDA Recalls Hot Dog Chili Sauce

Federal health officials warn consumers to throw out certain cans of hot dog chili sauce after four people were hospitalized with botulism.

The Food and Drug Administration said the warning applies to ten-ounce cans of Castleberry’s, Austex and Kroger brands of hot dog chili sauce with “best by” dates from April 30, 2009, through May 22, 2009.

Two Texas children and an adult couple from Indiana were sickened. The sauce was canned at this Castleberry’s food plant in Augusta, Georgia.

This is the first case of botulism contamination at a commercial facility in about 30 years.

Botulism is a muscle-paralyzing disease. Symptoms include dry mouth, blurred vision and muscle weakness.

Health officials say all four victims are expected to survive.