Some types of canned beans manufactured by the New Era Canning Company in New Era, MI, could contain C. botulinum, the bacterium that causes botulism.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that New Era is expanding its product recall to include large, industrial-size cans of green beans, Mexican-style chili beans, dark red kidney beans, and garbanzo beans that were distributed nationwide over the past five years.
The Deseret Morning News reported that the Utah Department of Agriculture is advising people with long-term food storage pantries to check for recalled food items. The recalled product has not been found on store shelves in Utah, but inspectors think some of the cans could be in food storage pantries because the cans included in the recall are industrial-size containers weighing about 6 pounds and because the recall covers the past 5 years.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, approximately 26 brands and 63 products were distributed to retailers, restaurants, schools, food-service institutions and other facilities nationwide under various labeled brands.
Botulism can be fatal. It is advised that anyone finding the affected items should securely double-bag them and then discard them outside the home.
You can find specific information on recalled products on the FDA Website.
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