Cheese-flavored snack crackers and salsa con queso make for strange snacking partners. More importantly, however, this week they can make you sick, even when eaten alone. Both are on the FDA’s list of recalled foods.
According to the FDA:
As a precaution, approximately 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being voluntarily recalled because the 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 Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum), 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.
Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, 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 these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
The affected products are sold in 15-ounce glass jars and have the following UPC codes 021000024490.
If you already purchased the product, return it to the place of purchase with the advice it has been recalled.
Gold Fish Crackers have been recalled because of the presence of whey powder that is potentially infected with Salmonella.
The following four varieties are subject to this recall:
- Flavor Blasted ® Xtra Cheddar
- Flavor Blasted ® Sour Cream & Onion
- Goldfish ® Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar
- Goldfish ® Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel
Consult the FDA chart found here for further information.