The Bloom is Off the Rose

Mama Rose's Gourmet Foods recalls queso and salsa

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

Mama Rose's Gourmet Foods is voluntarily recalling their queso and salsa due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination, which can cause dangerous infections.

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: Mama Rose's Cilantro Con Queso
UPC Code: 7 90648 09020 3
Packaging: 12oz jars
Lot Numbers: All 6 digit Lots beginning with 260… & 270…

Product Description: Mama Rose's Garlic Con Queso
UPC Code: 7 90648 09010 4
Packaging: 12oz jars
Lot Numbers: All 6 digit Lots beginning with 260… & 270…

Product Description: Mama Rose's Viper Venom Con Queso
UPC Code: 7 90648 09000 5
Packaging: 12oz jars
Lot Numbers: All 6 digit Lots beginning with 260… & 270…

Product Description: Mama Rose's Hopi Corn Salsa
UPC Code: 7 906480 1070 6
Packaging: 12oz jars
Lot Numbers: All 6 digit Lots beginning with 260… & 270…

Product Description: Fred Harvey Hopi Corn Salsa
UPC Code: 4 52030 16600 4
Packaging: 12oz jars
Lot Numbers: 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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Review Date: 
January 21, 2011