Coffee lovers, especially those who drink Hy-Vee Coffee Bean, are cautioned not to purchase the product just yet. The coffee manufacturer Hy-Vee based in Iowa has voluntarily recalled a batch of its product due to plastic and metal contamination.
The company has recently recalled its batch of 15-ounce containers of Hy-Vee No-Salt-Added Black Beans product line due to possible choking hazard that the metal or plastic contaminant may cause to the drinker. Although these materials were not found in all of their canisters, the company is taking precautionary measures following a report from a consumer telling that a part of a pen was found in one of his purchased package of Hy-Vee Coffee Bean product.
FDA announced that the contaminated Hy-Vee Coffee Bean products are those being sold at Hy-Vee stores in the states of Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa , South Dakota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Consumers who have purchased the coffee between April 22 and July 18 2016 should have their packages checked or returned. Each customer will get a full refund for any Hy-Vee Coffee Bean product they return.
The Hy-Vee Coffee Bean product was manufactured at the Faribault facility according to Nature World News. The Minnesota facility supplies various retail stores in the country which include Hy-Vee. While there are no other reports of injuries leading from the said contamination of plastic and metal, Faribault Foods Inc. has already issued a recall to some canned black beans products that were manufactured in the same facility.
Hy-Vee has a good reputation in terms of supermarket performance as it ranks among the top 25 chains in the United States. It has 240 retail stores in the country with sales amounting to $9.3 billion a year. The brand is a recipient with a Whole Health Enterprise Award. The Hy-Vee Coffee Bean recall is considered by the company as an isolated case.