Popular Coffee Manufacturer Recalls 288 Products Sold Nationwide Due to ‘Deadly Toxin’

Updated: Jun. 21, 2024

According to the FDA, the manufacturer's current process could lead to the "growth and production" of botulinum toxin, which may lead to a rare and fatal form of food poisoning.

If you rely on canned cold brew for a quick morning pick-me-up as you dash out the door for work, you should check the fine print on the label today. A popular coffee distributor out of Green Bay, WI is recalling almost 300 products sold across the country due to the potential presence of botulinum toxin, a deadly toxin.

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According to a June 17 press release from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Snapchill Coffee’s current process could lead to the “growth and production” of botulinum toxin in low-acid canned foods.

The 288 recalled products are sold nationwide through “various coffee roasters and retail locations,” the press release states, as well as online at Snapchill.com. The products were sold under a variety of roaster and brand names in metal cans ranging in size between 7 oz. and 12 oz. You can identify the products by the words “Produced and distributed by Snapchill LLC” underneath the nutrition facts panel, or “Snapchill Coffee” on the label.

You can see a full list of the recalled products here.

If you’ve purchased any of the affected products, you should destroy them or return them to either the place of purchase or Snapchill. According to the release, Snapchill will offer full refunds for any of the recalled products as long as you have appropriate proof of purchase. If you choose to destroy the products, taking a picture of them first can be used as proof of purchase for a refund.

For more information about the return process you can email [email protected] or call (920) 632-6018 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central Time.

People who ingest botulinum toxin could be affected by botulism, a potentially fatal type of food poisoning. According to the World Health Organization, symptoms of botulism include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Vertigo
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Difficulty swallowing and speaking
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal swelling

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately.

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