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Kroger Recalls Deli 3 Bean Salad in 15 States, Food Poisoning Alert

In a nutshell: Kroger had to recall deli tri bean salad because of green beans that were recently recalled by New Era Canning Co. The recall affects 15 states. The tri bean salad may cause a fatal form of food poisoning.

January 21, 2008 Inter-American Products, a division of The Kroger Co. announced a voluntary recall on all codes of Deli Chef Tri-Bean Salad sold from store deli counters in 15 states because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum (food poisoning), a bacterium which can cause a potentially life threatening condition called botulism.

Consumers should not consume this product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

The Tri-Bean Salad was sold at deli counters in stores in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

The green beans in the Tri-Bean Salad were processed by the New Era Canning Company, which has announced a recall of the beans.

No illnesses have been reported. No other salad products are affected by this recall.

Customers are encouraged to dispose of the tri bean salad and should contact the store where the product was purchased to receive a refund.

Consumers with questions or concerns may call Inter-American Products at 1-800-697-2448.

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