A brand of organic black beans sold at Costco and several other retailers have been recalled due to a botulism risk.
According to TODAY, Faribault Foods Inc. voluntarily issued a recall for several brands of its organic black beans over concerns of Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that can produce dangerous toxins and lead to botulism.
TODAY reports the recalled cans may have a compromised hematic seal, which can cause the packaging to leak, bloat, and possibly allow bacteria to grow inside the product.
“The quality and safety of our products are the top priority for our company,” Faribault Foods said. “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.”
Faribault Foods, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of a Limited Quantity of S&W Brand Organic Black Beans, and O Organic Brand Black Beans and O Organic Brand Chili Beans Due to Compromised Hermetic Seal https://t.co/w2bWmWNyap pic.twitter.com/Qq62OdAmpf
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The recalled black beans were distributed between February and April of this year with the following lot codes, which can be found on the bottom of the cans:
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.
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.
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.