Botulism Risk Prompts Recall of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip

Botulism is a potentially fatal form of food poisoning

Botulism Risk Prompts Recall of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip
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July 26, 2018

Kraft Heinz has initiated a nationwide recall impacting 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip due to a potential health hazard.

The company says that the affected product is showing signs of product separation, which can create conditions that could allow for the growth of Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum), a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death.

Botulism Symptoms

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning caused by C. botulinum bacteria, 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. People experiencing any these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

Consumers are advised to NOT consume the recalled Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip, even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Identifying Information

Each 15 oz. jar of recalled salsa can be identified by a UPC code of 021000024490 and a 'Best When Used By' date of 27 DEC 2018 or 23 JAN 2019. No other sizes, varieties, or code dates are included in this recall.

There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this recall, to date.

What should consumers do?

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso should return it to the place of purchase for an exchange or refund.

Have more questions related to this recall? Contact Kraft Heinz at by calling (800) 310-3704.