The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that La Preferida, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 56,808 29 oz. cans of La Preferida Whole Pinto Beans (Water & Salt). The Can Code is PINTO LP, BEST BY 01/03/2015, "Time" 3003, and can be found on the top of the can. Consumers who find any products with this code should return them to their local grocery store for a full refund.
A preliminary inspection by the manufacturer indicates that 420 cans may not have been fully processed, which could result in product contamination by organisms or pathogens that could lead to illness if consumed.
There have been no reported illness associated with the consumption of this product, which was distributed for retail sale nationwide from January 7, 2013 through February 6, 2013. It is unknown at this time whether any of the product was distributed in Rhode Island.
Consumers can call 1-866-251-8268 with questions.
Information in Spanish about the recall can be found at: www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm345464.htm?source=govdelivery