Stay Away From Taco Bell Cheese Dip, Overwhelming Botulism Concern

Okay, this is started to get a bit ridiculous. Can we eat anything anymore or do we have to go back to farming our own food. (Not saying I wouldn't enjoy growing my own food but having a full-blown garden in an apartment complex isn't an easy feat. As a precaution, the Kraft Heinz Foods Company is voluntarily recalling Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip due to a botulism concern.

According to the release, 7,000 cases of the dip are under recall because the "affected product is showing signs of product separation which can lead to a potential health hazard" This, in turn, can create the perfect conditions for the growth of Clostridium botulinum (Cbotulinum), botulism. 


When it comes to food poisoning, cases of botulism are extremely rare, with only 174 cases in the United States a year. However, unlike other foodborne illnesses, botulism requires medical care and can be fatal. Symptoms include general weakness, dizziness, double vision, and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Other common symptoms like difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be present.

While there have been no complains or reports of the illness yet, Kraft Heinz isn't taking any chances on this potentially fatal food. The recall is as follows:

  • 15 oz. Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip UPC, 021000024490

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

This food recall comes only days after both Ritz cracker products and Goldfish crackers were recalled due to a potential salmonella contamination. The recent recalls are just a look into some of the many that are happening right now in America.

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