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New Era Canning Company Recall (Botulism)

(Includes large institutional-sized cans of all types of beans, blackeye peas and asparagus)
Updated: February 8, 2008

Introduction
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about a potential Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum) contamination of canned beans manufactured by New Era Canning Company, New Era, Mich. C. botulinum is the bacterium that causes botulism, which can be fatal. The company is broadening its nationwide recall of canned vegetable products for a third time.

This recall is intended to prevent further distribution of foods potentially contaminated with Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum). The affected products are large institutional-sized cans, weighing between six and seven pounds, of various types of vegetables.

What Products Have Been Recalled?
Feb 7 Recall

Classic Sysco brand, Distributed by Sysco Corporation, Houston, TX.

  • Green asparagus cuts & tips (asparagus, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans (UPC 7486510471). All lot codes beginning with “00249” are included.
  • Great Northern beans (Great Northern beans, water, salt, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 108 oz. (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 7486510486). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “NORTH” are included.
  • Green beans, Italian cut, (Italian green beans, water, salt), in 105 oz. (6 lb. 9 oz.) cans (UPC 7486511294). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “ITAL” are included.
  • Light red kidney beans (kidney beans, water, corn sweetener, salt, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 108 oz. (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 7486510642). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “LRKID” are included.
  • Red beans (red beans, water, salt, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 110 oz. (6 lb. 14 oz.) cans (UPC 7486510638). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “RED” are included.
  • Cut wax beans (wax beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans (UPC 7486511434). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “WAX” are included.

Code brand, Distributed by Code, Atlanta, GA.

  • Dark red kidney beans (soaked kidney beans, water, corn sweetener, salt, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 6 lb. 12 oz. cans (UPC 1207316042). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “DRKID” are included.
  • Fancy cut wax beans 4 sieve (wax beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 1207310183). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “WAX” are included.

Frosty Acres Restaurant's Pride Preferred brand, Packed for F.A.B., Inc., Alpharetta, GA.

  • Black beans (cooked black beans, water, ferrous gluconate, calcium chloride) in 6 lb. 15 oz. cans (UPC 4820049145). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “BLACK” are included.
  • Blackeye Peas (Blackeye peas, water, salt, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 6 lb. 12 oz. cans (UPC 4820049146). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “BEP” are included.
  • Fancy Great Northern beans (Great Northern white beans, water, salt, natural flavors and calcium chloride) in 110 oz. (6 lb. 14 oz.) cans (UPC 4820068288). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “NORTH” are included.
  • Fancy cut Italian green beans (Italian beans, water, salt) in 105 oz. (6 lb. 9 oz.) cans (UPC 4820068390). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “ITAL” are included.
  • Fancy dark red kidney beans (dark red kidney beans, water, corn syrup, salt, calcium chloride) in 111 oz. (6 lb. 15 oz.) cans (UPC 4820068171). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “DRKID” are included.
  • Fancy Mexican style chili beans (white beans, water, corn syrup, sugar, tomato paste, salt, dextrose, onion powder, garlic powder, oleoresin paprika, natural flavors) in 111 oz. (6 lb. 15 oz.) cans (UPC 4820068534). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “CHILI” are included.
  • Fancy pinto beans (pinto beans, water, salt, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 111 oz. (6 lb. 15 oz.) cans (UPC 4820068939). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “PINTO” are included.
  • Fancy red beans (prepared red beans, water, salt, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 6 lb. 12 oz. cans (UPC 4820069023). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “RED” are included.
  • Fancy vegetarian beans in tomato sauce (white beans, water, corn syrup, sugar, tomato paste, salt, dextrose, onion powder, garlic powder, oleoresin paprika and natural flavorings) in 112 oz (7 lb.) cans (UPC 4820069161). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “VEG” are included.

GFS brand, Distributed by Gordon Food Service, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Fancy all green asparagus cuts & tips (asparagus, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans, reorder no. 229601 (UPC 9390122960). All lot codes beginning with “00249” are included.
  • Fancy black beans (black beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 12 oz. cans, reorder no. 557714 (UPC 9390155771). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “BLACK” are included.
  • Italian cut green beans (Italian green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 9 oz. cans, reorder no. 769878 (UPC 9390176987). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “ITAL” are included.
  • Medium lima beans (lima beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 12 oz. cans, reorder no. 118796 (UPC 9390111879). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “LIMA” are included.
  • Fancy Mexican style chili beans (soaked red beans, water, chili seasoning, salt, corn starch, tomato paste, sugar, calcium chloride) in 6 lb. 12 oz. cans, reorder no. 192015 (UPC 9390119201). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “CHILI” are included.
  • Fancy cut wax beans 4 sieve (wax beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans, 118834 (UPC 9390111883). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “WAX” are included.

Kitchen Essentials brand, Distributed by Gordon Food Service, Grand Rapids, MI.

  • Cut wax beans mixed sieve (wax beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans, 274453 (UPC 9390127445). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “WAX” are included.

Monarch Heritage brand, Packed for PYA/Monarch, Inc, Greenville, SC.

  • Italian style cut green beans (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans, 173865 (No UPC code). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “ITAL” are included.

Necco brand, Packed by New Era Canning Company, New Era, MI.

  • Cut wax beans (wax beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 6 oz. cans (UPC 3683513440). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “WAX” are included.

New Era brand, Distributed by New Era Canning Co, New Era, MI.

  • Asparagus cuts & spears (asparagus, water, salt) in 108 oz. (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 3683511220). All lot codes beginning with “00249” are included.
  • Black beans (black beans, water, salt) in 108 oz. (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 3683511692). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “BLACK” are included.
  • Black-eyed peas (black-eye peas, water, salt, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 108 oz. (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 3683511698). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “BEP” are included.
  • Butter beans (lima beans, water, salt, sugar, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 108 oz. (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 3683511694). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “LIMA” are included.
  • Chili beans in 108 oz. (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 3683511675). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “CHILI” are included.
  • Great Northern beans (Great Northern beans, water, salt, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 110 oz. (6 lb. 14 oz.) cans (UPC 3683511688). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “NORTH” are included.
  • Italian Cut Green Beans (Italian beans, water, salt) in 108 oz. (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 3683511342). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “ITAL” are included.
  • Light red kidney beans, (kidney beans, water, corn sweetener, salt, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 108 oz. (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 3683511682). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “LRKID” are included.
  • Dark red kidney beans, (kidney beans, water, corn sweetener, salt, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 108 oz. (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 3683511680). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “DRKID” are included.
  • Lima beans (lima beans, water, salt) in 108 oz. (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 3683511696). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “LIMA” are included.
  • Pinto beans (pinto beans, water, salt, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 108 oz. (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 3683511686). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “PINTO” are included.
  • Red beans (red beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 12 oz. cans (no UPC). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “RED” are included.
  • Vegetarian beans (white beans, water, cane syrup, tomato paste, corn syrup, salt, vinegar, calcium chloride, onion powder, paprika, spice, natural flavorings) in 108 oz. (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 3683511670). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “VEG” are included.
  • Cut wax beans (wax beans, water, salt) in 102 oz. (6 lb. 6 oz.) cans (UPC 3683511440). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “WAX” are included.

Nugget brand, Distributed by Nugget, Atlanta, GA.

  • Asparagus cuts & tips (asparagus, water, salt) in 6 lb. 12 oz. cans, (UPC 4410503580). All lot codes beginning with “00249” are included.

Reliance Sysco, Distributed by Sysco Corporation, Houston, TX.

  • Cut wax beans 4 sieve (wax beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans, 4108056 (UPC 7486512190). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “WAX” are included.
  • Wax beans mixed and short cuts (wax beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans, 4182788 (UPC 7486512231). All lot codes beginning with “00249” or “WAX” are included.

Recalled product from Jan. 18

Bunny brand, distributed by Bunn Capitol Co., Springfield, IL

  • Blue Lake mixed and shortcut green beans (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 6444500193). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

Classic Sysco brand, distributed by Sysco Corp., Houston, TX

  • Blue Lake cut green beans, 3 sieve (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans (UPC 7486510779). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Blue Lake cut green beans, 4 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans (UPC 7486510487). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Garbanzo beans (garbanzo beans, water, salt, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 108.0 oz (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 7486510484). For garbanzo bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GARB", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

Code brand, distributed by Code, Atlanta, GA

  • Mixed & short cut green beans (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 1207310120). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Fancy garbanzo beans without sulfites (garbanzo beans, water, salt, disodium EDTA) in 6 lb. 14 oz. cans (UPC 1207316120). For garbanzo bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GARB", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

ComSource brand, distributed by ComSource, Atlanta, GA

  • Blue Lake cut green beans (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 5254952333). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Blue Lake cut green beans, 3 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 5254952321). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

ComSource Medallion Premium Quality brand, distributed by ComSource, Atlanta, GA

  • Fancy Blue Lake cut green beans, 4 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 5254952325). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

ComSource Merit Excellence Food Service brand, distributed by ComSource, Inc, Atlanta, GA

  • Cut Blue Lake green beans, 5 sieve (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 5254952327). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Fancy Blue Lake cut green beans, 4 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 5254952325). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

ComSource Traditional brand, distributed by ComSource, Atlanta, GA

  • Blue Lake cut green beans, mixed and short cut, (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans (UPC 5254952359). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Cut Blue Lake green beans, 4 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 5254952427). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Cut Blue Lake green beans, 5 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 5254952429). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

Frosty Acres Restaurant's Pride Preferred brand, packed for F.A.B., Inc., Alpharetta, GA

  • Fancy Cut Blue Lake Green Beans, 3 sieve (green beans, water, salt), in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans (UPC 4820067373). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Cut Blue Lake green beans, 4 sieve (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans (UPC 4820067445). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Blue Lake cut green beans, 5 sieve (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans (UPC 4820067451). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Fancy cut Blue Lake green beans (green beans, water, salt), in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans (UPC 4820067339). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Fancy cut Blue Lake green beans, 4 sieve (green beans, water, salt), in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans (UPC 4820067446). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Mixture of Blue Lake short cut, cut green beans (green beans, water, salt), in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans (UPC 4820068464). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Fancy garbanzos "chick pea" (garbanzo beans, water, salt, calcium chloride, disodium EDTA) in 111 oz. (6 lb. 15 oz.) cans (UPC 4820068264). For garbanzo bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GARB", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

GFS brand, distributed by Gordon Food Service, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Fancy Blue lake cut green beans, 4 sieve (green beans, water, salt), (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans, reorder no. 118737 (UPC 9390111873). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Blue Lake Cut Green Beans, mixed sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans, reorder no. 273856 (UPC 9390127385). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Fancy Mexican Style Chili Beans in 6 lb. 12 oz. cans, GFS Reorder #192015, UPC 9390119201. The recall is limited to 43 cases of product with 6 cans per case of lot number 00249 5AJ6LC with a 4 digit time stamp number ranging from 2113 through 2235 printed on the end of the can after the lot number (For example: 00249 5AJ6LC 2113).

goodtaste brand, distributed by New Era Canning Co., New Era, MI

  • Cut green beans (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 3683512340). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

Great Value

  • Dark Red Kidney Beans in 15.5 oz. cans, UPC 7874237085. This recall is limited to 12 cases with 12 cans per case with lot number 00249 CKJ6LD printed on the end of the can.

Harvest Value brand, distributed by U.S. Food Service, Columbia, MD

  • Cut green beans, mixed and short cut, (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans, 173619 (UPC 5810803534). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Cut green beans (green beans, water, salt) in 101 (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans, 170524 (UPC 5810801047). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Cut green beans, short cut (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans, 173349 (UPC 5810803538). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

Kitchen brand, distributed by Potato Products, Detroit, MI

  • 5 sieve- EX.-STD. cut Blue Lake green beans (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 6 oz. cans (no UPC code). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

Kitchen brand, distributed by North Oakland Commodities, Grand Blanc, Michigan

  • Blue Lake Mixed Cuts Green Beans in 6 lb. 6 oz. cans. For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

Kitchen Essentials brand, distributed by Gordon Food Service, Grand Rapids, MI.

  • Cut green beans, mixed sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 6 oz. cans, reorder no. 156337 (UPC 9390115633). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

Monarch brand, distributed by Reid, Murdoch & Co., Columbia, MD

  • Extra Fancy Blue Lake cut green beans, 4 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans, 177039 (UPC 5810811196). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Fancy Blue Lake cut green beans, 3 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz (6 lb 5 oz) cans, 170672 (UPC 5810801040). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

Monarch Premium brand, packed for PYA/Monarch, Inc, Greenville, SC

  • Fancy Blue Lake cut green beans, 3 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans, 173205 (No UPC code). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

Mount Stirling brand, distributed by Pocahonta Foods USA, Richmond, VA

  • Blue Lake cut green beans, 5 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 4156033379). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

Necco brand, packed by New Era Canning Co., New Era, MI

  • Cut green beans (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 6 oz. cans (UPC 3683513340). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

New Era brand, distributed by New Era Canning Co., New Era, MI

  • Veri-Green cut green beans (green beans, water, salt, zinc chloride) in 102 oz. (6 lb. 6 oz.) cans (No UPC code). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Cut green beans (green beans, water, salt) in 108 oz. (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 3683511340). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Cut Blue Lake green beans, no salt added, (green beans, water) in 102 oz. (6 lb. 6 oz.) cans (No UPC code). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Garbanzo beans (garbanzo beans, water, salt, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 108 oz. (6 lb. 12 oz.) cans (UPC 3683511684). For garbanzo bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GARB", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

Nugget brand, distributed by Nugget, Atlanta, GA

  • Green beans, 4 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6lb. 5oz.) (UPC 4410540023). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Cut green beans, 5 sieve (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC4410501930). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Veri-green cut green beans (green beans, water, salt, zinc chloride) in 6 lb. 12 oz. cans (UPC 4410502101). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Mixed short cut green beans (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 4410518838). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Blue Lake cut green beans, 4 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans (UPC 4410501989). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

Pocahontas brand, distributed by Pocahontas Foods USA, Richmond, VA

  • Fancy Blue Lake cut green beans, 4 sieve, (Blue Lake green beans, water, salt), 10282, in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 4156010282). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Fancy long cut green beans (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 4156010325). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Fancy Blue Lake green beans, 3 sieve, (Blue Lake green beans, water, salt), 10280, in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 4156010280). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

Reliance Sysco, distributed by Sysco Corporation, Houston, TX

  • Mixed cut green beans (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans (UPC 7486512175). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Blue Lake cut green beans, 4 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans. (UPC 7486512172). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Blue Lake cut green beans, 5 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans (UPC 7486512174). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

Sysco brand, distributed by Sysco Corporation, Houston, TX

  • 5096342 Imperial Blue Lake cut green beans, 3 sieve (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 7486512136). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • 5096359 Imperial Blue Lake cut green beans, 4 sieve (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 5 oz. cans (UPC 7486512137). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

US brand, distributed by U.S. FoodService, Columbia, MD

  • Cut green beans, mixed sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans, 171132 (UPC 5810801048). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Fancy Blue Lake cut green beans (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans, 173416 (UPC 5810811195). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Fancy Blue Lake cut green beans, 3 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans, 170672 (UPC 5810801040). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Fancy Blue Lake cut green beans, 4 sieve, (green beans, water, salt) 170232 in 101 oz. (6 lb. 5 oz.) cans, (UPC 5810801041). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action. 
  • Cut green beans, 5 Sieve, (green beans, water, salt) in 101 oz (6 lb 5 oz) cans, 170675 (UPC 5810801042). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

USDA, Food and Nutrition Service, Special Nutrition Programs, Alexandria, VA label

  • Cut green beans (green beans, water, salt) in 6 lb. 6 oz. cans (UPC 1500101061). For green bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GREEN" or "NEERG", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.
  • Garbanzo beans (garbanzo beans, water, salt, calcium chloride, EDTA) in 6 lb. 12 oz. cans (UPC code 1500101089). For garbanzo bean products, lot numbers beginning with "00249" or the letters "GARB", or having no lot number at all on the end of the metal can are subject to this recall action.

 

How Do I Remove/Dispose of Recalled Products Due to Botulism Hazard?
Consumers who have any of these products or any foods made with these products should throw them away immediately. Double bag the cans in plastic bags that are tightly closed then place in a trash receptacle for non-recyclable trash outside of the home. Additional instructions for safe disposal can be found at this CDC web site.

Retailers and foodservice establishments should isolate recalled products from other stock and secure and tag for pick-up or disposal as directed by New Era or their designee. Do not puncture or otherwise open cans prior to disposal. Disposal must be done in accordance with State and local regulations and ordinances and in a manner that will prevent diversion of the recalled products. Recalled products should not be disposed of by placing them in unsecured garbage cans, dumpsters or other receptacles in a manner that could result in subsequent removal by individuals for their own use or for sale to others.

Particular care should be used when handling and disposing of cans that show signs of swelling or leakage to prevent any human exposure to the contents of the cans.

 

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How Do I Report a Complaint?

To report a complaint, please contact FDA’s Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

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