Botulism leads to recall of organic black beans sold at Costco and other retailers
A handful of varieties of organic black beans sold at Costco and a few other retailers have been recalled over concerns of the presence of Clostridium botulinum by parent company Faribault Foods, Inc. Consumption of foods contaminated by Clostridium botulinum can lead to botulism.
15-ounce cans of S&W Organic Black Beans
Best By date of Jan. 31, 2023 with Lot code 1329A 032 21
Best By date of Feb. 1, 2023 and the lot code 1329A 033 21
15-ounce cans of O Organic Brand Black Beans
Best By date of Feb. 2, 2023 or Feb. 3, 2023
Lot codes of either 1329A 034 21 or 1329A 035 21
15-ounce cans of O Organic Brand Chili Beans
Best By dates of Feb. 2, 2023 or Feb. 4, 2023
Lot codes of either 981A 035 21 or 978A 036 21
Clostridium botulinum is just one of the types of bacteria that can lead to botulism. While rare, botulism is a serious illness. It can take as little as a couple of hours, and as much as up to 2 weeks after consuming contaminated foods to start experiencing symptoms. Symptoms which according to Today.com include: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness. In the most severe of cases, botulism can cause breathing muscle paralysis, which can lead to death.
The recall was initiated after it the company and U.S. Food and Drug Administration was alerted by concerned customers that the hermetic seal on the recalled products was “compromised”. As Today.com explains, the recalled lots may have a compromised hermetic seal, which can affect the integrity of the can and cause the packaging to leak, bloat or allow bacteria to grow inside the product…” If you purchased the recalled beans, you can return them to your retailer for a refund.
For Today.com’s story on the recall, follow this link: https://on.today.com/2QlpxYM