Botulism Risk from Canned French Cut Green Beans

By: Alicia Cabrera Email
By: Alicia Cabrera Email

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat certain brands of French Cut Green Beans.

The 14.5 ounce cans were manufactured by Lakeside Foods Inc, of Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

The green beans may cause botulism if consumed. As of August 1, 2007 FDA had not received reports of illnesses related to the beans.

The affected lakeside cut green beans are sold nationwide under the following labels; Albertson's, Happy Harvest, Best Choice,Food Club, Bogopa, Value Time, Hill Country Fare, HEB, Laura Lynn, Kroger, No Name, North Pride, Shop N Save, Shoppers Valu, Schnucks, Club Foods, Dierbergs, Flavorite, IGA, Best Choice and Thrifty Maid.

The specific codes (top line of can code) involved are: EAA5247,EAA5257,EAA5267,EAA5277,EAB5247,EAB5257,ECA5207,ECA5217,ECA5227,ECA5297,ECB5207,ECB5217,ECB5227,ECB5307.

Consumers who have any of these products or any foods made with these products should dispose of them immediately. If the code on an affected can is missing or unreadable,consumers should throw the product out.

Lakeside Foods recommends that consumers with any question or concerns about the recall should call the company at 800-466-3834 ext.4090.


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