“Death Wish” coffee being recalled due to botulism concerns
ROUND LAKE, New York — The self-proclaimed “strongest coffee in the world” is being recalled by its manufacture due to concerns the process used to make it could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin, botulin.
The recall impacts Death Wish Coffee Company’s 11-ounce Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew cans.
“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,” founder/owner of Death Wish Coffee Co., Mike Brown said. “We have also gone a step further, to make sure that everyone who purchased the product on deathwishcoffee.com will receive a full refund within 60 days. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause our customers and our retail partners, but we believe this is the right precautionary measure to take.”
The toxin manufacturers are concerned about can lead to botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning. Symptoms of botulism include: eneral 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. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
Death Wish is halting production of Nitro Cold Brew until an additional step in the manufacturing process is implemented.
Death Wish Nitro cans have been removed from the company’s online store, in addition to it has been pulled from shelves at multiple retail locations.
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.