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‘Death Wish’ Coffee Recalled For Potentially Lethal Botulism Risk

Customers are being warned of a fatal form of food poisoning

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Death Wish Coffee, a brew that claims to be the “world’s strongest coffee,” has announced a wide recall of its cold brew coffee cans.

According to the FDA, all 11-ounce nitro cold brew cans of Death Wish were processed in a way that “could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin, botulin.”

Botulin, which grows in low oxygen and low acid environments, causes botulism in humans. The often fatal form of food poisoning can, according to the FDA, cause “general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing... [and] difficulty breathing.” Authorities advise anyone experiencing these symptoms seek medical care.

“Our customers’ safety is of paramount importance and Death Wish Coffee is taking this significant, proactive step... of recalling all Death Wish Nitro cans from shelves,” founder and owner of Death Wish Coffee Co., Mike Brown said in a release. Customers who purchased the product via the company’s website are guaranteed a refund within 60 days. The cans were also for sale at independent retailers and grocery stores, primarily on the East Coast.

The coffee company, which is based in Round Lake, New York, has ceased production of its nitro cold brew “until an additional step in the manufacturing process is implemented.”

According to the FDA, no illnesses related to the product have been reported. As Death Wish notes on its website, the potential risk was caught early and the recall is “a precautionary step.”

So, to review: Maybe don’t name your food company after something morbid.

Death Wish Coffee Co. Announces Recall of Nitro Cold Brew Cans From Retailers, Online Sales [FDA]
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