Kraft Heinz cheese dip could have botulism

The Kraft Heinz Foods Company is recalling 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip because of the potential for food poisoning by botulism. Product separation within the containers of cheese dip led to the voluntarily recall as it could lead to the growth Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium that causes botulism.

Consumers are warned not to eat the cheese dip, even if it looks or smells fine. Recalled products include 15-ounce glass jars of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip with best by dates of 27 DEC 2018 and 23 JAN 2019, labeled with UPC 021000024490. These containers of cheese dip were distributed to retail stores across the US.

No illnesses have yet been reported related to the recalled cheese dip. There is a wide time-frame in which symptoms of botulism-related food poisoning may appear. For some, symptoms can be apparent in as little as six hours, while others might not have symptoms for 10 days.

Botulism is a potentially fatal form of food poisoning that can cause the following symptoms: 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.

At Ron Simon & Associates, we understand the devastating impact foodborne botulism poisoning can have on your life. Call us at 1-888-335-4901 today to learn more about the cheese dip recall and discuss your situation with the most respected botulism attorneys in the nation.