A Manitowoc, Wisconsin firm is recalling canned green beans for potential contamination with Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium that causes botulism poisoning.  The Denver Post carried the story today after it was discovered that Colorado stores may have sold the potentially contaminated product.

Lakeside, of Manitowoc, Wis., has voluntarily recalled 14.5-ounce cans of French Style Green Beans canned under several labels.

Among those brands are Albertsons, Happy Harvest, Best Choice, Food Club, Bogopa, Valu Time, Hill Country Fare, HEB, Laura Lynn, Kroger, No Name, North Pride, Shop ‘n Save, Shoppers Valu, Cub Foods, Dierbergs, Flavorite, IGA, Best Choice and Thrifty Maid.

The FDA issued a recall notice on its website, and listed the following products codes as being recalled:  EAA5247, EAA5257, EAA5267, EAA5277, EAB5247, EAB5257, ECA5207, ECA5217, ECA5227, ECA5297, ECB5207, ECB5217, ECB5227, ECB5307.