Hy-Vee, a retail store chain that produces packed and canned products, has ordered a voluntary recall of its No-Salt-Added Black Beans after one consumer reported finding a partial ink pen in one of its sold products.
The firm has a large distribution network in eight states including Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The recall was limited to 15-ounce cans of Hy-Vee No-Salt-Added Black Beans with Best By code of 04 APR 2019 258F2 095 16 XXXX and UPC number of 0075450105190, the U.S Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) said in a statement.
Although no injury has been reported as of the issuance of the voluntary recall, the company cautioned consumers to report or immediately discard upon purchasing the specific batch. The products were sold in eight states between April 22, 2016, and July 18, 2016, the advisory noted.
“The product was manufactured at the company’s Faribault, Minnesota, facility, which supplies several major retailers across the United States. Faribault Foods, Inc. has determined this to be an isolated incident,” the FDA advisory reads.
The company warned for possible choking and injury if the recalled products with the plastic or metal debris are ingested. The firm, however, noted that consumers may return the specified product for replacement or full refund. No other products from Hy-Vee are affected by the recall, the release noted.
Hy-Vee, which operates 240 retail stores, ranks among the top 25 retail store chain across the country with an annual income of $9.3. Faribault Foods, Inc., the supplier of the West Des Moines-based food packaging firm, was the first to alert the discovery of the ink pen in one of the sold cans of black beans.
For questions regarding the product recall, consumers may direct their queries to the company’s hotline at 1-800-772-4098.