Green Beans Recalled for Possible Botulism Contamination

MANITOWOC, WISCONSIN (AP) -- A Wisconsin company is voluntarily recalling 15,000 cases of green beans that federal officials say may not have been processed adequately to eliminate the potential for botulism toxin.

Lakeside Foods produced the 14.5-ounce cans of French Style Green Beans, and distributed them to 20 states including Ohio, Michigan and Canada under various labels.

No illnesses have been reported and no botulism has been found so far, but Lakeside Foods says it will continue to test cans of French Style Green Beans.  The company said it learned of the problem during routine internal monitoring.

The affected beans were sold nationwide under the following brands:

  • Albertson's
  • Best Choice
  • Bogopa
  • Cub Foods
  • Dierbergs
  • Flavorite
  • Food Club
  • Happy Harvest
  • Hill Country Fare
  • HEB
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Laura Lynn
  • No Name
  • North Pride
  • Schnucks
  • Shop N Save
  • Shoppers Valu
  • Thrifty Maid
  • Valu Time

The codes involved are:

  • EAA5247
  • EAA5257
  • EAA5267
  • EAA5277
  • EAB5247
  • EAB5257
  • ECA5207
  • ECA5217
  • ECA5227
  • ECA5297
  • ECB5207
  • ECB5217
  • ECB5227
  • ECB5307

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-466-3834, Ext. 4090.

On the Web:
Lakeside Foods:
Recall Notice:

Posted by AEB