Chili Recall Expands

Washington (WVLT/AP) - More brands of hot dog chili sauce are being recalled.

The chili sauce has been linked to cases of botulism, a paralyzing illness that can be fatal.

Castleberry's Food Company is now recalling ten brands of chili sauce, corned beef hash and other canned products.

The company recalled seven extra brands, even though they weren't the subject of the FDA warning.

They include:

Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce
Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce
Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce
Morton House Corned Beef Hash
Cattle Drive Chili With Beans
Southern Home Corned Beef Hash
Meijer Corned Beef Hash
Castleberry's Chili With Beans
Castleberry's Barbecue Pork
Bunker Hill Chili With No Beans

(AP) - Federal health officials are warning consumers to throw out certain cans of hot dog chili sauce after four people were hospitalized with botulism.

The Food and Drug Administration says 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 products were made by the Castleberry's Food Company, owned by Bumble Bee Seafoods. The FDA has sent experts to a Castleberry's plant in Georgia where the products were canned.

Botulism is a rare, muscle-paralyzing disease caused by a toxin.

An FDA official says the toxin is so potent that if it gets on people's hands or face, it can make them ill.

For more details, check out the FDA's press release by clicking here.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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