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Mama Rose's Gourmet Foods Recalls Cilantro Con Queso, Garlic Con Queso, Viper Venom Con Queso and Hopi Corn Salsa Because of Pos

Posted Jan 20 2011 5:32pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 20, 2011 - Mama Rose's Gourmet Foods of Phoenix, AZ is voluntarily recalling Cilantro Con Queso, Garlic Con Queso, Viper Venom Con Queso and Hopi Corn Salsa, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium 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.

Product Description UPC Code Packaging Lot Number(s)
Mama Rose's Cilantro Con Queso 7 90648 09020 3 12oz jars All 6 digit Lots beginning with 260… & 270…
Mama Rose's Garlic Con Queso 7 90648 09010 4 12oz jars All 6 digit Lots beginning with 260… & 270…
Mama Rose's Viper Venom Con Queso 7 90648 09000 5 12oz jars All 6 digit Lots beginning with 260… & 270…
Mama Rose's Hopi Corn Salsa 7 906480 1070 6 12oz jars All 6 digit Lots beginning with 260… & 270…
Fred Harvey Hopi Corn Salsa 4 52030 16600 4 12oz jars All 6 digit Lots beginning with 260… & 270…

All Con Queso expiration dates of 01/10/12 and earlier and Salsa expiration dates of 01/06/13 and earlier located on a white sticker on the bottom of the jar are affected by this recall.

The listed Con Queso and Corn Salsa products were distributed in AZ and WA through retail stores and gift shops.

Mama Rose's Gourmet Foods has not received any reports of illness connected with these products and has issued this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure. The potential for contamination was noted after routine FDA inspection and product testing found that the products were not processed according to acidified food regulations.

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