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Canned French-Style Green Beans Recalled

Posted August 1, 2007 7:48 p.m. EDT
Updated August 2, 2007 12:35 p.m. EDT

Consumer Recall

— Lakeside Foods Inc. of Manitowoc, Wis., is recalling 15,000 cases of its 14.5-ounce French-style green beans because some of the cans may have been under-processed and some may have leaked.

This could have lead to the beans being contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning.

No illnesses have been reported, and no botulinum toxin has been found in any cans tested to date.

The cans – distributed in 20 states, including North Carolina – with the following code in the top line should be returned to place of purchase: EAA5247, EAA5257, EAA5267, EAA5277, EAB5247, EAB5257, ECA5207, ECA5217, ECA5227, ECA5297, ECB5207, ECB5217, ECB5227 and ECB5307.

The product was sold with the following labels: Albertson's, Happy Harvest, Best Choice, Food Club, Bogopa, Valu Time, Hill Country Fare, Heb, Laura Lynn, Kroger, No Name, North Pride, Shop N' Save, Shopper's Valu, Cub Food, Dierbergs, Flavorite, IGA, Best Choice and Thrifty Maid.

Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-800-466-3834, ext., 4090, or by going to its Web site at