Recall alert: Coffee from company called 'Death Wish' could cause death

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Some cans could contain a potentially deadly toxin known as botulinum. (Photo via FDA)

A company called Death Wish Coffee Co. is recalling one of its products because it could cause death.

Death Wish, a New York-based company, said its 11-ounce Nitro Cold Brew cans could contain the deadly toxin botulin.

The company said the current process of making the beverage could lead to the growth and production of bacteria.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said symptoms of botulism could include general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distention and constipation may also be common symptoms.

Death Wish is known for producing the "world's strongest coffee."

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

Brown said anyone who purchased the Nitro Cold Brew cans on the company's website will receive a full refund within 60 days.

The company is also halting production of the beverage until it makes a change in the manufacturing process.

No illnesses have been reported to date. Death Wish said the issue was discovered in working with an outside company to check the current process.
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