Canned beans recalled over possible botulism poisoning

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Canned beans recalled over possible botulism poisoning

Faribault Foods, Inc. is recalling processed beans distributed nationwide due to seal issues that could cause dangerous bacteria to grow and potentially lead to botulism poisoning.

The 15 ounce cans of S&W organic black beans, O organic brand black bean and O organic brand chili beans may have a compromised hermetic seal which can cause the containers to leak, bloat or allow bacteria to grow inside the product, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration note.

After receiving complaints about the failure of hermetic seal, Faribault issued the recall for specific lot Distributed to nationwide throughout February 2021 and April 2021 to retail stores.The FDA said that these products should be returned for a refund or replace.

Since then, the company said that it has corrected the problem and stated that no other product, aside from the ones listed above, has been affected.

The quality and safety of our products are the top priority for our company, says Faribault in the FDA notice.We apologize to our customers and consumers and regret any inconvenience caused by this recall sincerely.

The company is still working with the agency on this voluntary recall and will fully cooperate with them.

The FDA warned in the notice that Clostridium botulinum poisoning, which can begin as little as six hours after consumption, can cause double vision, blurred vision, swallowing eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing and muscle weakness.

Botulism poisoning can also cause paralysis of the respiratory muscles, which can result in death unless Help with breathing is provided, said the FDA.

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