We've seen a lot of food recalls in the last few weeks over possible salmonella contamination. Taco Bell Queso Cheese Dip is the latest product to be recalled, but for a different health risk.

No, we're not talking about shards of glass in the jars or issues like that. This is a serious health concern, even more than salmonella. According to WKTV, Kraft Heinz has recalled about seven-thousand cases of this cheese dip because of the possible risk of botulism.


According to the Press Release from Kraft Heinz, they voluntarily recalled this product. The press release states,

...[T]he affected product is showing signs of product separation which can lead to a potential health hazard.

This could create conditions that could allow for the growth of Clostridiumbotulinum(Cbotulinum), a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

The recalled jars of Taco Bell Mild Queso Cheese Dip have a sell by date of December 27, 2018 and January 23, 2019. They also have a UPC code of: 021000024490.

Botulism is a serious health concern where toxins attack the body's nerves. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

Symptoms of botulism usually start with weakness of the muscles that control the eyes, face, mouth, and throat. This weakness may spread to the neck, arms, torso, and legs. Botulism also can weaken the muscles involved in breathing, which can lead to difficulty breathing and even death.

If you think you've already ingested the dangerous food or you (or someone you know) is showing signs of Botulism, it's very important you get them to a doctor or to the emergency room immediately.




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