Faribault Foods Inc. is expanding a recall of certain cans of S&W Organic Black Beans and Chili Beans to include those at Costco stores because the cans may have compromised seals that could lead to botulism poisoning.
The compromised hermetic seal may affect can integrity and may cause the cans to leak, bloat or allow bacteria, such as Clostridium botulinum, to grow inside the product which could lead to serious illness
The initial recalled products were distributed to retail stores across the nation.
The recall was initiated after the firm had received consumer and customer complaints regarding the failure of the hermetic seal.
Consumers should check their homes because of the long shelf life of the beans, which do not expire until 2023.
To identify recalled products consumers should look for the following label information:
|Product||Lot Number||Distribution Dates|
|S&W Organic Black Beans, 15 oz.||Best by JAN 31 2023 1329A 032 21||February 2021-April 2021|
|S&W Organic Black Beans, 15 oz.||Best by FEB 01 2023 1329A 033 21||February 2021-April 2021|
|S&W Organic Black Beans, 15 oz.||Best by FEB 02 2023 1329A 034 21||February 2021-April 2021|
|S&W Organic Black Beans, 15 oz.||Best by FEB 03 2023 1329A 035 21||February 2021-April 2021|
|O Organic Organic Black Beans, 15 oz oz.||Best by FEB 03 2023 981A 035 21||February 2021-April 2021|
|O Organic Organic Chili Beans, 15 oz.||Best by FEB 04 2023 978A 036 21||February 2021-April 2021|
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, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness.