S&W and O Organic Canned Beans Are Recalled
Improper seals could cause bacterial contamination in cans, exposing consumers to risk of illness
Faribault Foods voluntarily extended a recall of three types of canned beans after consumers alerted the company that there were breaks in the cans’ hermetic seal, the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday.
Food in an improperly sealed can is susceptible to bacterial growth, especially of the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism.
The beans involved in this recall are 15-ounce cans of S&W Organic Black Beans, O Organics Black Beans, and O Organics Chili Beans distributed between August 2020 and April 2021. This is an extension of a recall of the same beans in April. No illnesses have been reported.
The products carry “best by” dates of July 19, 2022, through March 16, 2023, along with a lot code on the bottom of the can. (You can find a list of the lot codes on the FDA’s website.) The beans were shipped to stores in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. The previously recalled beans have different lot codes and best-by dates.
• 15-ounce cans of S&W Organic Black Beans with the best-by dates in July 2022, September 2022, January 2023, February 2023, and March 2023. See the FDA announcement for a full list of dates and lot codes.
• 15-ounce cans of O Organics Black Beans with a best-by date of Feb. 2, 2023, and lot code 981A 035 21.
• 15-ounce cans of O Organics Chili Beans with a best-by date of Feb. 4, 2023, and lot code 978A 036 21.
The problem: The hermetic seal on the cans may be broken.
The fix: Return the recalled product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund, or toss it into the trash.
How to contact the manufacturer: Call Faribault Foods at 888-201-6440 between 8 a.m. and 5 a.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email BeanTeam@FaribaultFoods.com.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated to include a comment from Faribault Foods and to include February 2023 as one of the "best buy" dates involved in the recall of S&W Organic Black Beans. This article was originally published on May 18, 2021.