WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to consumers to check their cupboards for certain brands of French-cut green beans manufactured by Lakeside Foods, Manitowoc, Wis. The company is voluntarily recalling in 14.5-ounce cans of the product, marketed under a variety of brand and private label names, because of a botulism risk. The FDA stated in a release that the product may not have been processed adequately to eliminate the potential for the potentially fatal toxin, although as of Aug. 1, the agency had not received reports of any illnesses related to the canned beans. The affected Lakeside cut green beans are sold nationwide under the following labels: Albertsons, Happy Harvest, Best Choice, Food Club, Bogopa, Valu Time, Hill Country Fare, HEB, Laura Lynn, Kroger, No Name, North Pride, Shop N Save, Shoppers Valu, Schnucks, Cub Foods, Dierbergs, Flavorite, IGA, Best Choice and Thrifty Maid. The specific codes — the top line of the can code — are: EAA5247, EAA5257, EAA5267, EAA5277, EAB5247, EAB5257, ECA5207, ECA5217, ECA5227, ECA5297, ECB5207, ECB5217, ECB5227, ECB5307. This warning is not related to another recent warning for botulism, FDA officials said.
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