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7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso dip recalled due to botulism risk

WASHINGTON (CBS 58) -- Kraft Heinz is recalling 7,000 cases of its Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip due to a potential risk of botulism.

According to the FDA, the product is showing signs of separation which could create conditions allowing for bacteria growth. Botulism is a potentially fatal form of food poisoning. 

Symptoms of botulism include: 

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.

Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. The FDA says there have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to the product at this time. 

The recalled products are 15 oz Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip in a glass jar with UPC code 021000024490 and best by date of December 27, 2018 and January 23, 2019. 

No other sizes, varieties, or code dates are included in the recall. 

Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it and return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Those with questions can contact the company at 1-800-310-3704 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern, for a full refund.




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