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Kraft recalls Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip due to botulism concerns

Posted at 7:35 AM, Jul 25, 2018

Kraft Heinz is voluntarily recalling about 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip as a precaution, the company said in a press release Tuesday.

The cheese dip showed signs of separation which can be a potential health hazard. Clostridium botulinumbacteria could grow in the product as a result of separation, which could lead to illness or even death for anyone who consumes it.  Consumers shouldn't eat the product even if it doesn't look or smell spoiled, the company said.

The result of eating food containing the bacteria can be botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning. The 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 occur.

The following Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dips are being recalled:

So far there are no reports of people falling ill as a result of consuming the queso. 

Consumers who purchased the dip can return it to the store where they bought it from for an exchange or full refund. Questions or requests for a full refund can also be directed to Kraft by contacting the company at 1-800-310-3704 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.