Death Wish Coffee Co., a New York-based coffee producer that advertises the “world’s strongest coffee,” has recalled all 11-oz Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew Cans.
No illnesses have been reported, but the coffee was canned without a step to prevent the growth of bacteria that could cause botulism.
The company said the current manufacturing process could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin, botulin, in nitro canned coffee and other low acid-foods that are sold in reduced-oxygen packaging.
Death Wish has stopped production of Nitro Cold Brew until an additional step in the manufacturing process can be implemented.
Death Wish Coffee said they will ensure everyone who bought the product on their website receives a full refund within 60 days.
Mike Brown, the founder and owner of Death Wish Coffee Company, also issued the following statement:
Our customers’ safety is of paramount importance and Death Wish Coffee is taking this significant, proactive step to ensure that the highest quality, safest, and of course, strongest Coffee products we produce are of industry-exceeding standards – thus we are taking this measure of recalling all Death Wish Nitro cans from shelves.”
For more information, please email recall@deathwishCoffee.com or call toll free 1-844-303-2290 Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm EST. Additional information can be found online at www.DeathWishCoffee.com/Recall.
Botulism is a disease that is caused by a nerve toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The symptoms of botulism include impaired vision, dizziness, slurred speech, trouble swallowing, dry mouth, and muscle weakness. Left untreated, botulism can cause breathing problems, paralysis, and death.
Anyone who experiences symptoms after drinking Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew Coffee should seek medical attention immediately.