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Canned Bean Recall Expanded to Vegetables

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A recall of canned beans manufactured by a Michigan based company has been expanded for the second time. This time large cans of vegetables have been added to the recall list. The recalled canned vegetables come in 6 and 7 pound sizes and include beans, asparagus, and black-eyed peas. The cans may be contaminated with botulism.

No illnesses have been reported to the FDA, but the agency says consumers should remain alert and throw away recalled products marketed under brand names Classic Sysco, Code, Frosty Acres Restaurant’s Pride Preferred, GFS, Kitchen Essentials, Monarch Heritage, Necco, New Era, Nugget and Reliance Sysco.

Processors other than New Era may be packing these brands, but only products packed by New Era are subject to the recall.

Botulism can cause a deadly illness if ingested or absorbed by the skin. Great care should be taken when disposing of the recalled items. The cans should not be opened and should be double bagged. Most of the cans were probably sold to restaurants and institutions but were available to the general public. A complete list of recalled items can be found here: www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopic.