Coffee fans got some bad news after Death Wish Coffee Co. announced it would be recalling one its products due to concerns that it may contain a deadly toxin.
Death Wish is pulling its 11-ounce Nitro Cold brew, noting the manufacturing process may have put botulin in the product. Death Wish claims its coffee beans are the strongest in the world.
Botulin is no joke. Ingesting the toxin can cause botulism, a deadly form of food poisoning. Symptoms 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," according to the Food and Drug Administration.
"People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention," said the FDA.
Side note: North Korea claimed that detained U.S. student Otto Warmbier suffered from botulism, though American doctors found no evidence to back that claim.
"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," Death Wish Coffee Co. founder/owner Mike Brown said in a statement.
The company is offering anyone who purchased the product on its website a full refund within 60 days.
"We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause our customers and our retail partners, but we believe this is the right precautionary measure to take."
Death Wish is also ceasing production of the Nitro Cold Brew until the manufacturing process is fixed.
The coffee has not caused any reported illnesses yet, according to the FDA.