S&W Organic Black Beans are being recalled due to a possible Colstridium botulinum infection.
- A possible contamination of Clostridium botulinum could affect S&W Organic Black Beans & Chili Beans
- The hermetic seal may be compromised
- The cans could leak, bloat or allow bacteria growth
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Faribault Foods, Inc voluntarily recalls certain lots of S&W organic black beans and chili beans.
Faribault Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 15 ounce cans of S&W Organic Black Beans, 15 ounce cans of O Organic Brand Black Beans and 15 ounce cans of O Organic Brand Chili Beans because the cans may have a compromised hermetic seal. The compromised hermetic seal may affect can integrity and may cause the cans to leak, bloat or allow bacteria to grow inside the product which could lead to serious illness. Clostridium botulinum poisoning in humans can begin from six hours to two weeks after eating food that contains the toxin. Symptoms may include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness. Botulism poisoning can cause paralysis of the breathing muscles, which can result in death unless assistance with breathing (mechanical ventilation) is provided.
The recalled products were distributed to the States of CA, WA, UT, OR, AZ, CO, AK, HI, TX, GA, and ID in retail stores.
This event only affects the lot codes listed below: The lot codes are printed on the bottom of the can.
No other production codes, sizes or brands of Faribault Foods, Inc. products are affected by this recall.
Consumers who may have purchased the products listed above should return them to the store where purchased for a refund or replacement.
The recall was initiated after the firm had received consumer and customer complaints regarding failure of the hermetic seal. The problem related to the hermetic seal failure was corrected and no other product is affected.
The quality and safety of our products are the top priority for our company. We apologize to our retail customers and consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this recall. We are working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on this voluntary recall and will cooperate with them fully.