Botulism Risk Leads to Recall of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew Coffee

Botulism is a potentially fatal form of food poisoning

Botulism Risk Leads to Recall of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
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September 21, 2017

Death Wish Coffee Co. has initiated a recall for its 11-ounce Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew cans.

The company says that its current manufacturing process could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin botulin in low acid foods commercialized in reduced oxygen packaging—such as the Nitro Cold Brew.

What is botulism?

Consumption of food contaminated with botulin could lead to botulism—a potentially fatal form of food poisoning that can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Diffculty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distention and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

"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," said Mike Brown, founder/owner of Death Wish Coffee Co.

What's the company doing?

Death Wish is halting production of Nitro Cold Brew until an additional step in the manufacturing process for the product can be implemented.

All of the affected Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew coffee has been removed from store shelves and is no longer available on the company's website. The coffee was sold at Price Chopper/Market 32, Healthy Living Market & Café, and other independent retailers.

To date, no illnesses related to this recall have been reported. Consumers who have purchased the recalled Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew should not consume it. The product should be disposed of or returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.


Consumers with additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact Death Wish Coffee Co. at (844) 303-2290.