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Arkansas Health Officials Warn of Recalled Canned Beans

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas health officials are warning schools and hospitals about canned beans that have been recalled because of botulism concerns.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a recall for institutional-sized cans of green beans and garbanzo beans made by New Era Canning Company of New Era, Michigan.  The beans were recalled because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning.

The recall affects cans that weigh about 6-and-a-half pounds and were sold under a variety of brand names.

Arkansas is among the states where the beans were distributed.

A spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Health says there's been no reports of illness regarding the recall.

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