Dessert Sauces Recalled Due to Botulism

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

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
- Dizziness
- Double-vision
- 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.

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