Food companies recall millions of canned beans over underprocessing, compromised hermetic seal

*Randall Foods recalls all its Randall-brand canned beans, approximately 1.6 million cases over nunderprocessing while Faribault Foods recalls Organic Black Beans and Chili Beans, which cans may have a compromised hermetic seal

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Randall Foods of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the United States, is recalling all its Randall-brand beans – approximately 1.6 million cases.

The food manufacturing company disclosed the products may be underprocessed, which could result in Clostridium botulinum contamination, agency report said.

However, no illnesses have been reported in this regard.

It noted that the recalled products were sold in 48-oz, 24-oz, and 15.4-oz glass jars with tan labels with “Randall” at the label top.

The affected products were sold between March 1, 2019, and May 15, 2021, at retail locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia in the country.

In respect of what to do, consumers who purchased jars of Randall-brand beans, regardless of the “Best By” date, are advised to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company on (513) 793-6525 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., report stated.

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Similarly, Faribault Foods is recalling 15-oz cans of S&W Organic Black Beans, O Organic Brand Black Beans and O Organic Brand Chili Beans.

The food manufacturer said the products’ cans may have a compromised hermetic seal that may affect can integrity and cause them to leak, bloat or allow bacteria to grow inside the product which could lead to serious illness.

The recalled products were sold in retail stores in California, Washington, Utah, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, Georgia and Idaho in the US, the company disclosed.

In connection with what to do in rectifying the error, the company urged consumers who bought the recalled products not to consume them, but return same to the store(s) where they purchased them for a refund or replacement.

Meanwhile, consumers with questions may contact the firm on (888) 201-6440, Monday-Friday from 8a.m. to 5p.m. (CST) or by e-mail at

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