Lawyers at DLA Piper LLP in the US report that on 21 September 2017 the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall for 11 ounce nitro cold brew cans of Death Wish coffee, because of health concerns about the product is processed.
Maggie Craig, Kathleen Smith Ruhland and Stefanie Jill Fogel at DLA Piper LLP said the FDA was concerned that the way in which the coffee is processed “could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin, botulin.”
Death Wish bills itself as the “world’s strongest coffee” and is primarily sold on the US East Coast. No illnesses have been linked to the canned coffee.
Customers will be able to obtain refunds for 60 days from the date of purchase; the company will resume production of the cold brew once an additional step in the manufacturing process is implemented.
On its website, Death Wish thanked the inspectors who uncovered the problem, adding, “It looks like our process wasn’t perfect and we’re excited to revisit it with guidance from some of the most meticulous scientists in the world.”