Several desert sauces are being recalled due to potential contamination with botulism.
Stonewall Kitchen of York, Maine, is voluntarily recalling seven dessert sauces because of potential contamination with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death.
The following products have been recalled:
Stonewall Kitchen Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce, (SKU 161312) – round glass jar, 12 oz.
Stonewall Kitchen Chocolate Peanut Butter (SKU 161211) – round glass jar, 12 oz.
Stonewall Kitchen Coffee Caramel Sauce (SKU 161204) – round glass jar, 13 oz.
Stonewall Kitchen Dulce de Leche Sauce (SKU 161214) – round glass jar, 12.5 oz.
Barefoot Contessa Espresso Dulce de Leche (SKU 542313) – round glass jar, 10.5 oz.
Additionally, the following list of products was distributed nationwide to consumers through A-Hold Corporation (Stop & Shop and Giant stores):
Simply Enjoy Coffee Caramel Sauce – square glass jar, 13 oz.
Simply Enjoy Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce – square glass jar, 12 oz.
Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
“In Colorado, the most likely way a consumer may have purchased this product is via catalog and Internet. Products could have been purchased individually or within a gift basket,” said Daniel Rifkin, Wholesale Food manager with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning can be detected by the following symptoms:
- General weakness
- Trouble with speaking or swallowing
- Difficulty breathing
- Muscle weakness
- Abdominal distension and constipation
Stonewall Kitchen has not yet received any reports of illness from the dessert sauces. The product may be returned to the store where purchased for a refund.