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Goya Red Kidney Beans recalled in Puerto Rico and St. Croix due to swollen cans



Goya Red Kidney Beans recalled in Puerto Rico and St. Croix due to swollen cans

Tradewind Foods de Puerto Rico Inc. of Bayamon, PR is recalling Goya Red Kidney Beans after an FDA inspection discovered swollen and leaking cans.

According to the details posted online by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), the recall was initiated on March 21, 2024 and is still ongoing.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), consumers should never use food from cans that are leaking, bulging, or severely dented; cracked jars or jars with loose or bulging lids; canned food with a foul odor; or a container that squirts liquid when opened. Such cans may contain Clostridium botulinum.

The recalled product was distributed in Puerto Rico and St. Croix.

Recalled product:

Goya red kidney beans

  • Net weight 15.5 oz. (439 g), metal (tin) cans, 24 cans/15.5 oz. Per case
  • Product quantity: 1,349 boxes
  • Code information: A2402-8BB Expiry date: 03/04/2029

Consumers should not use this product. Recalled products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

About botulism
While a variety of illnesses can result from eating under-processed foods, botulism poisoning is one of the most dangerous. Left untreated, botulism can paralyze the muscles needed for breathing, which can lead to sudden death.

Anyone who has eaten a recalled product and developed signs of botulism poisoning should seek immediate medical attention, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.

“For foodborne botulism, symptoms typically begin 18 to 36 hours after eating contaminated food. However, symptoms may begin as early as 6 hours afterward or up to 10 days later,” according to the CDC website.

The symptoms of botulism may include some of the following: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, a thick-feeling tongue, dry mouth, and muscle weakness. People with botulism poisoning may not show all of these symptoms at once.

These symptoms are the result of muscle paralysis caused by the toxin. If the disease is not treated, it can progress and symptoms can worsen and cause paralysis of specific muscles, including those used in breathing and those in the arms, legs and body from the neck to the pelvic area.

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