Faribault Foods, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of canned beans that may have a compromised seal, which could potentially lead to botulism poisoning.
The company, headquartered in Faribault, Minn., distributed the canned beans nationwide between February 2021 and April 2021.
The affected products include the following:
- S&W Organic Black Beans, 15 oz. with a best by date of Jan. 31 2023 Lot number: 1329A 032 21
- S& W Organic Black Beans, 15 oz. with a best by date of Feb. 01 2023 Lot number: 1329A 033 21
- S&W Organic Black Beans, 15 oz. with a best by date of Feb. 02 2023 Lot number: 1329A 034 21
- S&W Organic Black Beans, 15 oz. with a best by date of Feb. 03 2023 Lot number: 1329A 035 21
- O Organic Organic Black Beans, 15 oz. with a best by date of Feb. 03 2023 Lot number: 981A 035 21
- O Organic Organic Chili Beans, 15 oz. with a best by date of Feb. 04 2023 Lot number: 978A 036 21
According to a notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), "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."
These products should be returned to the store from which they were purchased for a refund or replacement.
The company has said the problem has been fixed and that aside from the products listed above, no other products have been affected.
"The quality and safety of our products are the top priority for our company," Faribault said in the FDA notice. "We apologize to our retail customers and consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this recall."
According to the FDA, clostridium botulinum poisoning can occur from 6 hours to 2 weeks after consuming food that is contaminated with the toxin. Symptoms of the poisoning can include blurred vision, double vision, drooping eyelids, difficulty swallowing, slurred speech and general muscle weakness. Additionally, this poisoning can lead to paralysis of the muscles involved in the breathing process, which can lead to death without medical intervention.
Questions about the recall can be directed by phone to 1-888-210-6440, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.