‘Death Wish’ cold brew coffee recalled over botulism concerns

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Death Wish cold brew coffee is being recalled because it could contain a deadly toxin.

Death Wish Coffee Co. says it’s recalling 11-ounce Nitro Cold Brew cans after determining that its manufacturing process could lead to growth of bacteria producing botulin toxin.

The toxin causes botulism, a rare illness that attacks the nervous system. Symptoms start with weakness of muscles in the face, mouth and throat. Botulism becomes a breeding ground in low acid foods commercialized in reduced oxygen packaging. The toxin attacks a person’s nerves, causing breathing difficulties, and in more serious cases, death.

Mike Brown, founder of the upstate N.Y.-based company, says production of Nitro Cold Brew is being halted until an additional manufacturing process is implemented.

The company says no illnesses have been reported.

The toxin causes botulism, a rare illness that attacks the nervous system. Symptoms start with weakness of muscles in the face, mouth and throat.

Mike Brown, founder of the upstate N.Y.-based company, says production of Nitro Cold Brew is being halted until an additional manufacturing process is implemented.

The company says no illnesses have been reported.

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