Faribault Foods, Inc. just issued a voluntary recall on several varieties of its organic black beans over Clostridium botulinum concerns. Clostridium botulinum is a bacteria that can produce dangerous toxins and lead to botulism. According to a recall notice from the Food and Drug Administration(FDA), these cans of black beans 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. The recall affects three varieties of canned organic black beans with lot codes distributed between February and April of this year.
- 15-ounce cans of S&W Organic Black Beans with the Best By date of Jan. 31, 2023 and the lot code 1329A 032 21 or with a Best By date of Feb. 1, 2023 and the lot code 1329A 033 21 have been recalled.
- 15-ounce cans of O Organic Brand Black Beans with a Best By date of Feb. 2, 2023 or Feb. 3, 2023 and lot codes of either 1329A 034 21 or 1329A 035 21 have been recalled.
- 15-ounce cans of O Organic Brand Chili Beans with Best By dates of Feb. 2, 2023 or Feb. 4, 2023 and lot codes of either 981A 035 21 or 978A 036 21 have also been recalled.
Faribault Foods, Inc. released a statement saying,
"The quality and safety of our products are the top priority for our company. We apologize for our retail customers and consumer 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."
The recalled beans were sold at Costco and other nationwide retail stores and you can find out if your can of beens have been recalled by looking at the lot number on the bottom of the can.
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