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Death Wish Coffee Co. recalls product possibly contaminated with deadly toxin

Death Wish Coffee Co. has initiated a recall one of its nitro coffee products because it could be contaminated with a deadly toxin.

The Round Lake, N.Y.-based coffee producer determined that the current process could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin, botulin, in low acid foods commercialized in reduced oxygen packaging.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distention and constipation may also be common symptoms.

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“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,” said Mike Brown, founder and owner of Death Wish Coffee Co.

People experiencing any symptoms related to Botulism should seek immediate medical attention. The company will give anyone who purchased the product on deathwishcoffee.com a full refund within 60 days.

The company is also halting production of its Nitro Cold Brew until an additional step in the manufacturing is implemented.

No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased Death Wish Nitro should not consume it and can either dispose of it or return the product to the location with proof of purchase for a full refund. Call toll free 1-844-303-2290 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. EST.

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