Coffee recalled nationwide due to food poisoning risk

Coffee recalled nationwide due to food poisoning risk

by Danielle Langenfeld

(WJW) – Nearly 300 types of canned coffee distributed nationwide are being recalled over botulism concerns, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Snapchill LLC, a Wisconsin-based company, is voluntarily recalling the canned coffee after learning their manufacturing process could lead to the potentially deadly food poisoning.

The recall alert says the manufacturing process “could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin, botulinum toxin, in low acid canned foods.”

The canned coffee was distributed nationwide through various coffee roasters and retail locations as well as through direct online purchases from Snapchill.

The problem was identified when the FDA notified Snapchill that their process for manufacturing was not filed with the FDA, as regulations require. No illnesses have been reported from the coffee, and Snapchill is not aware of any instances of botulinum toxin. Snapchill is working on filing the appropriate notification with the FDA.

Botulism, a rare but serious form of food poisoning, can cause general weakness, dizziness, double vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. Symptoms can begin from six hours to two weeks after eating food that contains botulinum toxin.

Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention, according to the CDC.

What to look for:

The recalled products were sold under a range of roaster and brand names and in a variety of metal can sizes ranging from 7 to 12 ounces, according to the FDA.

“The products are identifiable by the language ‘Produced and distributed by Snapchill LLC’ underneath the nutrition facts panel. Some of the products can also be identified by the text ‘Snapchill Coffee’ on the label,” reads the alert.

A complete list of the recalled products can be found here.

The recalled coffee should either be destroyed or returned to Snapchill or the place of purchase for a refund, reports the FDA.