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Cheese dip recalled as Kraft says potentially fatal bacteria could grow in jars

Botulism spores are everywhere. How to stay safe.

California health officials have confirmed that nacho cheese sauce sold by a Walnut Grove gas station tested positive for botulism toxin, which is the product of a common bacteria. One person died and nine others were sickened in the incident.
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California health officials have confirmed that nacho cheese sauce sold by a Walnut Grove gas station tested positive for botulism toxin, which is the product of a common bacteria. One person died and nine others were sickened in the incident.

The Kraft Heinz Company is recalling approximately 7,000 cases of its Taco Bell salsa con queso mild cheese dip for fears of possible botulism.

There have been no reported illnesses or complaints, according to a BusinessWire report.

Kraft Heinz says the dip is separating, which could allow clostridium botulinum to grow. Botulism can cause weakness, dizziness, double vision and trouble speaking and talking. It is potentially fatal and anyone with symptoms should go to a doctor.

The recalled product is 15 ounce glass jars of Taco Bell salsa con queso mild cheese dDip with “best used by” dates of Dec. 27, 2018 and Jan. 23, 2019. It is sold in grocery and other retail stores.

Customers may call Kraft Heinz at 800-310-3704 with any questions.

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