FDA has just released an update to the New Era Canning Company green bean botulism recall that I first reported on December 21st. The potential contamination was discovered by the FDA during a routine inspection.
The recall covers institutional-sized (6 pound, 5 ounce) cans of GFS "Fancy Blue Lake Cut Green Beans". The product was distributed to restaurants and food service operators in eleven states. In three of those states - Tennessee, Indiana, and Kentucky - the recalled product was also available at retail through GFS Marketplace stores.
Symptoms of botulism can appear as soon as 6 hours or as late as 2 weeks after eating food that contains the toxin. Please read the FDA recall notice for details on the recall and for a description of the symptoms of botulism.
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