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Jars of cheese dip recalled over botulism concerns

Posted at 2:51 PM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 15:51:01-04

About 59,000 jars of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild cheese dip are being recalled over botulism concerns.

The Kraft Heinz Company is voluntarily recalling 15-ounce glass jars of the product with “best when used by” dates of December 27, 2018 and January 23, 2019.

Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild cheese dip

The company says the affected product is showing signs of separation, which could create conditions that would allow the growth of bacteria that can cause life-threatening illness or death.

Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

This product should not eaten, and should be returned to the store it was purchased from for exchange or refund.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause general weakness, dizziness, double vision, and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms.

People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this issue to date.