Friday, July 20, 2007

Your favorite condiment has been recalled

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 3:54 PM

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I know your kitchen cabinets are overflowing with hot dog chili sauce, so be advised: Three brands of the stuff have been recalled because of contamination with the bacterium that causes botulism. Four people have been hospitalized so far.

CNN and the Associated Press reports:

Federal health officials warned consumers Wednesday to throw away certain cans of hot dog chili sauce after the product was linked to botulism that has sent four people to the hospital.

The warning applies to 10-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, the Food and Drug Administration said. It wasn't immediately clear how widely the products were distributed.

A few other products have been added to the list of possibly contaminated products made at Castleberry's factory in Augusta, Ga. Here is the full list:

Products included in the recall include 10-ounce cans of Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce (UPC 3030000101), Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce (UPC 3030099533), Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce (UPC 1111083942), Castleberry's Barbecue Pork (UPC 3030000402) and Bunker Hill Chili No Beans (UPC 7526604112).

Also being recalled are 15-ounce cans of Morton House Corned Beef Hash (UPC 7526665830), Cattle Drive Chili with Beans (UPC 3030001515), Southern Home Corned Beef Hash (UPC 0788015360), Meijer Corned Beef Hash (UPC 4125095229) and Castleberry's Chili with Beans (UPC 3030001015).

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