Jose Madrid Salsa of Zanesville, OH, has recalled its mild salsa because the jars are not properly sealed and therefore present a health risk. Improperly sealed jars can lead to product spoilage or contamination by the bacteria that cause botulism. Jose Madrid salsa jarAn unknown number of jar lids may have been convex instead of vacuum sealed, according to the company. Compromised seals or seams could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and may lead to illness if consumed. These jars were distributed in the Zanesville and Baltimore, MD, areas. Approximately 96 jars of product sold are involved in this recall. Individual jars will show product lot code: 601 0101 04/20/16 There have been no reports to date of any illness associated with these products. Customers are requested to return unused portions of this product to place of purchase or to Jose Madrid Salsa directly for either a replacement jar or full refund. Consumers with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact Jose Madrid Salsa at (614) 208-9982 or (740) 221-3934 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by email. Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Symptoms include double or blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and dry or sore throat, and may be followed by  progressive descending paralysis. Infants with botulism appear lethargic, feed poorly, are constipated, have a weak cry and poor muscle tone.