Skip to comments.Hot Dog Chili Sauce in Botulism Recall
Posted on 07/18/2007 7:46:25 PM PDT by captjanaway
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials warned consumers Wednesday to throw away certain cans of hot dog chili sauce after the product was linked to the first cases of botulism in commercially canned foods in decades. Four people were hospitalized. 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.
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Anybody who actually buys and eats canned hotdog chili sauce is already pretty much rolling the dice
Now, who would do that to a hot dog?
Hot Dog Chili Sauce in Botulism Recall
There goes my Friday night.
I thought the same thing - the local grocery store sells the brand for about 50 cents a can... I make my own chili - don’t buy canned chili.
Come to think of it, I never quiet figured out what was IN that stuff anyway.....
Holy Moly Grammy, I made hotdogs at Gatlinburg, and did so once after we got home.
I have bought this chili before. I was talking on the phone with a cousin when I pulled up this thread and she pulled some of this out of her cupboard.
I think I’m going to start raising/growing all my own food.
Oh No! How can I practice for the hot dog eating contest!!!
Alouette’s hot dog chili sauce:
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 T. oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 green serrano or jalapeno peppers, chopped
2 garlic buds, minced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 T. chili powder
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 can tomato paste
1 c. water
In skillet, heat oil, brown ground beef, onion, garlic and hot peppers. When meat is completely browned, put into food processor with rest of ingredients. Grind to a paste. Pour into a saucepan and simmer for 1 hour.
Serve over grilled hot dogs with mustard and chopped onions.
Buy kosher products.
Oh don’t tell me this crap is ‘Made in China.’
not too tough to do
In equal parts, they combine "100% animal meat," the souls of recalcitrant air travelers, and red dye #42.
FDA Warns Consumers about Risk of Botulism Poisoning from
Hot Dog Chili Sauce Marketed Under a Variety of Brand Names
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat 10 ounce cans of Castleberrys Hot Dog Chili Sauce (UPC 3030000101), Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce (UPC 3030099533), and Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce (UPC 1111083942) with best by dates from April 30, 2009 through May 22, 2009 due to possible botulism contamination. Botulism can be fatal. The best by dates can be found on the can lids.
Consumers who have any of these products or any foods made with these products should throw them away immediately. If the best by date is missing or unreadable consumers should throw the product out.
Two children in Texas and an Indiana couple who ate these products became seriously ill and have been hospitalized.
Symptoms of botulism poisoning can begin from 6 hours to 2 weeks after eating food that contains the toxin. Symptoms may include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, and muscle weakness that moves progressively down the body, affecting the shoulders first then descending to the upper arms, lower arms, thighs, calves, etc. Botulism poisoning can also cause paralysis of the breathing muscles which can result in death unless assistance with breathing (mechanical ventilation) is provided.
Individuals who show these symptoms and who may have recently eaten Castleberrys Hot Dog Chili Sauce, Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce, or Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce should seek immediate medical attention.
All of the above products are manufactured by the Castleberry Food Company in Augusta, Georgia.
Castleberry has informed FDA that it is voluntarily recalling all of the potentially contaminated products and is cooperating with FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the states active investigations into the cause of this contamination and scope of the products distribution.
FDA will provide updates as more information becomes available. Consumers can call the FDA at 1-888-SAFEFOOD.
Castleberry recommends consumers with any questions or concerns about this recall should contact Jamie Leicht of Fleishman Hillard at (858) 735-9135.
I need to start pinging to these recall articles. FYI.
I wouldn’t take you up on that bet. You’re probably right.
Of course, we’re racists for assuming a China connection....
Do you think the guy in the can should be wearing a suit?One wonders how often he has it dry cleaned. lol
We used to eat Bumblebee canned tuna decades ago. I remember it being so much better than anything else out there.
I picked up a can at the store the other day and just about gagged when I opened it—it smelled and looked like cat food.
Ha! I'm not the only one who specifically does not buy Heinz!
I don’t by Kerry Ketchup, either....
bttt(bump to the toilet)
Amen. I'm a bit of a chili dog aficionado and the canned stuff is shocking.
I have been thinking for some time I need to learn more about Kosher, and traditional Jewish food. Not really sure what Kosher is, but want to learn more.
Don’t laugh, I am an east Tennessee hillbilly, and my experience is limited.
Attendant: Well, the only meal left is a kosher meal.
Elaine: Kosher meal? I don't want a kosher meal. I don't even know what a kosher meal is.
Passenger 1: I think it means when a Rabbi has inspected it, or something.
Passenger 2: No, no. It all has to do with the way they kill the pig.
Passenger 1: They don't eat pigs!
Passenger 2: They do if it's killed right-- under a Rabbi's supervision.
Thanks for posting. Health/life BUMP!
In the directions you say "In skillet, heat oil, brown ground beef, onion, garlic and hot peppers," but in the ingredients list there were no hot peppers.
Did the habenaros get left off the list accidentally?
Were you shopping in the pet food isle?
OMG, I have ALL those symptoms, and I ate some of that stuff within the past few weeks.
And I thought it was because of all the beer I drank (grin). Actually, this isn’t funny.
My homegrown tomatoes and green beans look better every day, and next year, that deer at my feeder is going into my freezer. I’ve already caught the deer eating my green beans through my fenced garden (they have nibbled off everthing sticking outside the fence), I’m mad at the deer over this. I feed them corn and they stick their heads through the fence and eat my green beans.
Seriously, I’m thinking about raising all my own food, including chickens. My husband will FREAK when I bring home some chicks from the coop, but he’ll get over it.
That's not kosher :)
Seems pretty bland but I'd like to try to make matzo sometime.
You can't eat some Jewish foods with others on certain days/holidays and it has to be kosherized or something.
Who the devil is SO lazy that they can't make a fresh pepper salsa? Takes MAYBE 4 minutes, then jar it and age it a day or two in the fridge.
Or, use it immediately...just the flavour isn't quite as good right away.
But, no freaking botulism ever. A vinegar-based pepper sauce, decently sealed and refrigerated, stays perfectly good for at least a year, and likely 2 or 3.
Sheesh. CANNED chili sauce, forsooth. Gag me with a chemistry lab.
That canned kwap, yuck. ALSO, commercial ''chili powder'', barf.
Make your own, f'Heaven's sake. Far cheaper and FAR better flavour, chili sauce, chili salsa AND chili ''powder''.
Having been prescribed long long ago, the Kushreth is still remarkably ''common sense''. One or two parts of it are more ritual than common sense these days, but, from a dietary and food prep standard, the only bit of the Kushreth that's rather odd (these days) is the prohibition against serving dairy products (read, generally, cheese) along with meat products. This law had its origin in the days well before refrigeration, and is (perhaps) anachronistic today.
See post 43.
Well, actually, post 44. Goofed up, sorry.
There’s no reason to laugh at you. You’ve asked a perfectly legimate question.
I am by no means an expert on the subject. I suggest you check out “kosher” on a search engine like Google. Good luck.
You mean the rats would have died even if I hadn’t put the poison in it?!?
Watching out for poisoned food ping!
Thank you SAJ for the explaination; I appreciate it :)