Taco Bell Cheese Dip Recalled Due To Botulism Concerns
A popular brand of cheese (or queso) dip is being recalled due to botulism suspicions. Kraft Heinz is voluntarily recalling Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip from grocery stores all across the country.
At this point, there have not been any confirmed medical issues with the cheese product; the recall was instigated after individuals started noticing that the product was separating in what appeared to be unopened jars of the dip; that separation could be one of the signs of a potential for spoilage - which could lead to the botulism concern.
Retailers have pulled around 7,000 cases off of the shelves already. Company officials are suggesting that consumers who may have the dip in their homes should return it to the store where they bought it for an exchange or refund.
According to the Center for Disease Control, here are the symptoms of a potential botulism problem:
[Botulism] start[s] 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.
Anyone experience those symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.
It should noted that the cheese dip being recalled is only available in supermarkets. In other words, there are no concerns with any food product for sale at Taco Bell chain restaurants.