Chili Sauce - Botulism

Federal health officials are warning consumers to throw out certain cans of hot dog chili sauce. That's after four people, including two Texas children, were hospitalized with botulism. The warning applies to these affected brands are 10 ounce cans of:


*Austex and

*Kroger hot dog chili sauce.

The "Best by Dates" are from April 30, 2009 through May 22, 2009. Botulism is a rare, muscle-paralyzing disease caused by a toxin. An F-D-A official says the toxin is so potent that if it gets on your hands or face, it can make you sick. Make sure you check your pantry and store shelves for the recalled chili.

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