Organic Canned Black Beans Sold at Costco and Other Retail Locations Recalled Due to a Botulism Risk
S&W Organic Black Beans and Chili Beans sold at Costco stores are being recalled because the cans’ seals might have been compromised, posing a risk of botulism poisoning.
S&W Organic Black Beans
S&W Beans guarantee beans of the highest quality. They say that their products are non-GMO and that their cans are BPA-free.
Unlike several other brands, their organic beans are mainly cultivated in the United States. The beans are checked and evaluated every hour. They start quality checks all over again once they’re in the can.
In the light of the recall, patrons who purchase their bean items have been highly disappointed by their stated mission.
Costco members were warned that cans of S&W Organic Black Beans sold at warehouses around the country between February 19 and April 20, 2021, had a defective seal.
Faribault Foods issued a warning letter on April 22, 2021, stating that the 15-ounce cans might have a compromised hermetic seal.
This could cause them to leak, bloat, or let in bacteria that can cause botulism poisoning.
According to the company’s letter, eating tainted S&W Organic Black Beans can cause severe illness, urging customers to return the product for a full refund.
Three types of canned organic black beans with identical lot codes were sold between February and April of this year and are now being recalled. On the bottom of the can, you’ll find the lot codes.
A recall has been issued for 15-ounce cans of S&W Organic Black Beans (with a Best By date of January 31, 2023, and lot code 1329A 032 21 or a Best By date of February 1, 2023, and lot code 1329A 033 21).
O Organic Brand Black Beans in 15-ounce cans (Best Buy Recall dates are February 2, 2023, or February 3, 2023, and lot codes are 1329A 034 21 or 1329A 035 21)
O Organic Brand Chili Beans in 15-ounce cans (Best By dates are February 2, 2023, or February 4, 2023, with lot codes of 981A 035 21 or 978A 036 21).
The recall has not impacted any other lot codes or goods. “The issue related to the hermetic seal failure was fixed,” according to the FDA recall notice, “and no other product is affected.”
“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this recall to our retail customers and consumers. On this voluntary recall, we are collaborating with the US Food and Drug Administration and will completely comply with them.” Faribault Foods, Inc. said in the FDA recall notice.
According to the FDA notice and Faribault’s letter to Costco representatives, the company discovered the compromised seal on the goods after receiving customer complaints.
According to them, no accidents or illnesses have yet been confirmed.
A damaged airtight seal can cause a can to bloat, leak, or even promote the growth of bacteria such as Clostridium Botulinum, which can cause botulism.
According to the FDA, Botulism poisoning can strike anywhere from six hours to two weeks after ingesting toxin-containing food.
Symptoms to watch out for:
- Double vision
- Blurred vision
- Drooping eyelids
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty swallowing
- Muscle fatigue
Editor’s Note on S&W Black Beans & Chili Beans Recall:
This article is published to inform you of the recall of Faribault Foods S&W beans.
Case Name & No.: S&W Black Beans & Chili Beans Recall
Products/Services: Faribault Foods S&W Black Beans & Chili Beans
Allegations: Defective Can Seals
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