Fairbault Foods Expands Recall for Black Beans Sold at Costco

Caused by a compromised hermetic seal that could lead to botulism poisoning, the recall now includes more products and longer distribution timeline.

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Minnesota-based Faribault Foods has expanded a previously-announced April recall for its organic black beans product sold at Costco stores.

The original announcement, made April 21, was for the company's 15-ounce cans of S&W Organic Black Beans, 15-ounce cans of O Organic Brand Black Beans and 15-ounce cans of O Organic Brand Chili Beans — six items in total — because their cans may have a compromised hermetic seal, leading to a risk of botulism poisoning. Those products had distribution dates of February-April 21.

On May 14, Fairbault issued an updated recall announcement that was significantly expanded, covering the same three products, but now covering 16 items in total and dates going back to August 2020.

The recalled list of products is below:


No other production codes, sizes or brands of Faribault Foods, Inc. products are affected by this recall, and Faribault says consumers who may have purchased the products listed above should return them to the store where purchased for a refund or replacement.

The recall was initiated after the firm had received consumer and customer complaints regarding failure of the hermetic seal. The problem related to the hermetic seal failure was corrected and no other product is affected.

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