'Death Wish' Coffee Recalled Due to Deadly Toxin Risk
The Death Wish Coffee Co. has initiated a recall of its 11oz cans of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew due to a possibility that the current production process can lead to the growth of botulin.
The Company reached the decision with an outside Process Authority, who determined that their manufacturing process could potentially produce the deadly toxin in low-acid foods in reduced oxygen packaging. Botulism can cause general weakness, dizziness, double-vision, and trouble with speaking or swallowing; it may also be fatal. Other common symptoms include difficulty breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distention, and constipation.
"Our customers' safety is of paramount importance and Death Wish Coffee is taking this significant, proactive step to ensure that the highest quality [...] thus we are taking this measure of recalling all Death Wish Nitro cans from shelves," said Death Wish Coffee Co. owner, Mike Brown.
Production of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew is being halted until an additional step in the manufacturing process is implemented. As well as pulling the product from retail shelves, the Company has removed the product from their online store.
To date, no illnesses have been reported. An FDA statement urged consumers who have bought the product to dispose of it or return it to the location of purchase.
For more information visit FDA.gov.