Death Wish Coffee Company, Round Lake, NY--After several rounds of successful testing, a process specialist has recommended that we add an additional step to our nitro cold brew production process. Based on these recommendations we've decided to recall all Death Wish Nitro cans. If you have them, please dispose of them.
As a precautionary measure, we're issuing a recall.
Although we're pretty disappointed, we'd like to thank Cornell for being so rigorous in their testing. We can only get better.
In short, it looks like our process wasn't perfect and we're excited to revisit it with guidance from some of the most meticulous scientists in the world.
I consumed Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew recently. Am I going to be okay?
If you have some of the Nitro Canned Cold Brew at home, go ahead and get rid of it. There has been no degradation of quality at this point, but we want to err on the side of caution. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this issue. This recall is merely a precautionary step.
Death Wish has undergone a rigorous, lengthy process with an independent, process authority to test the shelf life, stability and safety of the Nitro Cold Brew coffee. After almost four months of ongoing tests, the Nitro Cold Brew has shown no degradation of quality or shelf stability at all. However, in order to ensure industry-leading safety of Death Wish’s cold brew products, a recommendation has been made to add a further step in the manufacturing process behind the Nitro Cold Brew. Nitrogen-infused coffee is a fairly new process, in which at the moment, there are few federal standards and regulations through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). With any nitrogen-based products on the market, there is a remote possibility of the risk of Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum), a serious pathogen that can lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin, botulin, in low acid foods commercialized in reduced oxygen packaging. “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 Cold Brew cans from shelves. 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.” said Mike Brown, founder/owner, Death Wish Coffee. Death Wish intends to fully exceed industry standards as it relates to nitrogen-based products, thus halting production of Nitro Cold Brew until this additional step in the manufacturing process is implemented. The company has passed all FDA and state inspections since its founding. Nitro Canned Cold Brew cans have been removed from the company’s online store, in addition to it has been pulled from shelves at Price Chopper/Market 32, Healthy Living Market & Café, and independent retailers at the behest of Death Wish.