ROCKVILLE, Md. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration here is warning consumers of the possible botulism contamination of 10-ounce cans of Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce, Castleberry’s Hot Dog Chili Sauce and Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce that have “best by” dates ranging from April 30, 2009, through May 22, 2009. The products are manufactured by the Castleberry Food Co. in Augusta, Ga. It has voluntarily recalled the items. Two children in Texas and an Indiana couple who ate hot dog chili sauce produced by the company became seriously ill and have been hospitalized, according to the FDA. Symptoms of this type of food poisoning can begin from six hours to two weeks after eating food that contains the toxin. They may include blurred or double vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing and muscle weakness that progressively moves down the body, according to the FDA. Botulism can also be fatal.
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