Lakeside Foods recommends that consumers who have questions or concerns about the recall should call the company at 466-3834 ext. 4090.The specific codes involved are: EAA5247, EAA5257, EAA5267, EAA5277, EAB5247, EAB5257, ECA5207, ECA5217, ECA5227, ECA5297, ECB5207, ECB5217, ECB5227 and ECB5307.

The FDA today warned people not to eat certain brands of French cut green beans in 14.5 oz cans made from Lake Foods, because the product may not have been adequately treated to remove potential toxin.

In a press release, the FDA said the beans in the green box can cause botulism if consumed. However, from 1 August 2007, the FDA has received reports of illnesses related to the product and Lakeside Foods does not show signs of botulism in cans that he had tried.

Funding for the National Institutes of Health and the Midwest Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense Research and Emerging Infectious Diseases supported this research.

The FDA advises people with these symptoms, which may have recently eaten the product immediately consult a doctor.

Symptoms of botulism may include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth and muscle weakness that moves progressively down the body, affecting the shoulders first, then up to the top of arms, arms, thighs and calves. Botulism can also paralyze the breathing muscles, which can be fatal if assistance with breathing is provided.

Lakeside Foods is based in Manitowoc, Wis.

The affected Lakeside French cut green beans are sold nationwide and in Canada with the following labels: Albertson’s, Happy Harvest, the best choice, Food Club, Bogopa, Valu Time, Hill Country Fare, HEB Laura Lynn, Kroger, No Name, North Pride Shop N Save, Shoppers Value, Schnuck, Cub Foods, Dierbergs, Flavor, IGA, the best choice, and Thrifty Maid.