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Hot Dog Chili Sauce in Botulism Recall
BreitBart ^ | 7/18/07 | ANDREW BRIDGES

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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1 posted on 07/18/2007 7:46:27 PM PDT by captjanaway
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To: captjanaway

Anybody who actually buys and eats canned hotdog chili sauce is already pretty much rolling the dice


2 posted on 07/18/2007 7:49:27 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

Now, who would do that to a hot dog?


3 posted on 07/18/2007 7:52:02 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: captjanaway
"Don't eat the chillidogs!"


4 posted on 07/18/2007 7:52:02 PM PDT by finnman69 (May Paris Hilton's plane crash into Britney Spears house while Lindsey Lohan is over doing coke)
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To: captjanaway

Hot Dog Chili Sauce in Botulism Recall

There goes my Friday night.


6 posted on 07/18/2007 7:54:26 PM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: digger48

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.....


7 posted on 07/18/2007 7:55:39 PM PDT by captjanaway
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To: Grammy

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.


8 posted on 07/18/2007 7:57:29 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: captjanaway; mom4kittys

ping


9 posted on 07/18/2007 7:58:06 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: captjanaway

Oh No! How can I practice for the hot dog eating contest!!!


10 posted on 07/18/2007 7:58:45 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Liberals, A terrorists best friend!)
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To: captjanaway

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.


11 posted on 07/18/2007 7:59:55 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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12 posted on 07/18/2007 8:00:57 PM PDT by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: girlangler

Buy kosher products.


14 posted on 07/18/2007 8:01:45 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: captjanaway
the 'breaking' column is moving more furiously than I have witnessed ......
on the count tonight....equal to or more quickly than a speeding bullet....If the Hot Dog isn't safe, nothing is safe. Pull out all the franks at the ballpark and check for critters.....thus the game begins?.....and even the Hot Dog lost?
the Hot Dog too now?
Gosh.....Golly......Jee Wiz.....
I am going to eat a frankfurter with chili, mustard, onions, and slaw. Sounds like the American thing to do, about right now.
15 posted on 07/18/2007 8:01:58 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (God Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform, Our Heroes.)
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To: captjanaway

Oh don’t tell me this crap is ‘Made in China.’


16 posted on 07/18/2007 8:03:26 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: captjanaway

hamburger
catsup...(not Heinz)
minced onions
chili powder

not too tough to do


17 posted on 07/18/2007 8:03:42 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48
Well Castleberry’s seems to be serious about food safety:

http://www.castleberrys.com/corporate.asp

18 posted on 07/18/2007 8:03:56 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: captjanaway
Come to think of it, I never quiet figured out what was IN that stuff anyway.....

In equal parts, they combine "100% animal meat," the souls of recalcitrant air travelers, and red dye #42.

19 posted on 07/18/2007 8:05:02 PM PDT by Petronski (Brabantio: Thou art a villain. Iago: You are--a senator.)
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To: shield

More info:

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 Castleberry’s 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 Castleberry’s 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.

http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01669.html


20 posted on 07/18/2007 8:06:00 PM PDT by captjanaway
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To: Andy'smom; bradactor; politicalwit; Spunky; mplsconservative; don-o; boadecelia; freeangel; ...
**Freeper Kitchen Ping**

I need to start pinging to these recall articles. FYI.

21 posted on 07/18/2007 8:06:58 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: captjanaway
The products were made by the Castleberry Food Co., owned by Bumble Bee Seafoods LLC. The company, based in San Diego, had no immediate comment.

I'll bet ten bucks that the hot dog chili sauce is made in China for Castleberry Food Co. and distributed by Castleberry Food Co. and/or Bumble Bee Seafoods LLC .
22 posted on 07/18/2007 8:08:52 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: JACKRUSSELL

I wouldn’t take you up on that bet. You’re probably right.

Of course, we’re racists for assuming a China connection....


23 posted on 07/18/2007 8:12:29 PM PDT by Theo (Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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To: Alouette


Make my bed out of wonder bread
Spread some mustard upon my head
I dont want no onions or sauerkraut, mamma
Hold on to the bun baby, work it on out.

Im a chili dog
I guess you guessed by now
Sure nuf I'm a chili dog, baby
Delicious!

Dont get jealous
Better not up and get over zealous.
Come on now fellas,
Pass me down the relish.

Dont read no ann landers
Just cant feed me no colonel sanders
I aint trying to fool ya
Dont bring home no orange julius.

Gotta have--one more time--get on down again
Woh, woh, chili dog, baby
Yes indeed, I want a chili dog, yeh
Talkin' about stone delicious
Good for you too!

24 posted on 07/18/2007 8:12:34 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: CaptainK

Do you think the guy in the can should be wearing a suit?One wonders how often he has it dry cleaned. lol

http://www.castleberrys.com/corporate.asp


25 posted on 07/18/2007 8:12:38 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Boycott China)
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To: finnman69
What's that from? Less Than Zero?
26 posted on 07/18/2007 8:13:46 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: JACKRUSSELL

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.


27 posted on 07/18/2007 8:14:24 PM PDT by Aggie Mama
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To: digger48
hamburger
catsup...(not Heinz)...

Ha! I'm not the only one who specifically does not buy Heinz!

28 posted on 07/18/2007 8:14:49 PM PDT by Theo (Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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To: Borax Queen

fyi


29 posted on 07/18/2007 8:15:49 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Theo

I don’t by Kerry Ketchup, either....


30 posted on 07/18/2007 8:17:47 PM PDT by captjanaway
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To: captjanaway

bttt(bump to the toilet)


31 posted on 07/18/2007 8:18:40 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (sing after me......de-por-ta-tion cha-cha-cha)
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To: Alouette
"Buy kosher products."

What part of Kosher dietary laws do you think is going to protect you from bad canning?
32 posted on 07/18/2007 8:20:24 PM PDT by ndt
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To: digger48
Anybody who actually buys and eats canned hotdog chili sauce is already pretty much rolling the dice

Amen. I'm a bit of a chili dog aficionado and the canned stuff is shocking.

33 posted on 07/18/2007 8:20:57 PM PDT by relictele
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To: Alouette

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.


34 posted on 07/18/2007 8:24:13 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: Alouette; Cagey; Larry Lucido; Mr. Brightside
Buy kosher products.

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.

35 posted on 07/18/2007 8:29:07 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: captjanaway

Thanks for posting. Health/life BUMP!


36 posted on 07/18/2007 8:30:29 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Alouette
Question.

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?

37 posted on 07/18/2007 8:32:22 PM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: Aggie Mama

Were you shopping in the pet food isle?


38 posted on 07/18/2007 8:37:10 PM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: captjanaway; Diana in Wisconsin; billhilly; proud_yank

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.


39 posted on 07/18/2007 8:40:14 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler
Don’t laugh, I am an east Tennessee hillbilly, and my experience is limited.

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.

40 posted on 07/18/2007 8:42:51 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: digger48
Exactly, and well said!

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.

41 posted on 07/18/2007 8:50:56 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: relictele
Ditto. Also, see post 41.

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''.

42 posted on 07/18/2007 8:53:40 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; KlueLass; ...

Health warning.


43 posted on 07/18/2007 8:58:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, July 18, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: girlangler
''Kosher'' describes food that has been prepared according to the dietary laws (the 'Kushreth') in the Torah, and that has been certified by a specially appointed rabbi as meeting those standards.

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.

44 posted on 07/18/2007 8:59:29 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: MotleyGirl70

See post 43.


45 posted on 07/18/2007 9:00:16 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: MotleyGirl70

Well, actually, post 44. Goofed up, sorry.


46 posted on 07/18/2007 9:00:55 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: girlangler

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.


47 posted on 07/18/2007 9:08:42 PM PDT by Rightfootforward
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To: captjanaway

You mean the rats would have died even if I hadn’t put the poison in it?!?


48 posted on 07/18/2007 9:13:38 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: devolve

Watching out for poisoned food ping!


49 posted on 07/18/2007 9:13:55 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: SAJ

Thank you SAJ for the explaination; I appreciate it :)


50 posted on 07/18/2007 9:14:00 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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