Urban River Spirits Recalls Non-Alcoholic Drink Mixes Over Botulism Concerns

Urban River Spirits Recalls Non-Alcoholic Drink Mixes Over Botulism Concerns
Urban River Spirits Recalls Non-Alcoholic Drink Mixes Over Botulism Concerns

Urban River Spirits, LLC is conducting a recall of its Urban Spirits non-alcoholic drink mixes due to concerns over potential under-processing at an unlicensed and uninspected facility.

This oversight could result in contamination with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium known for causing botulism poisoning. The decision to recall the products stemmed from failure to meet shelf stability testing requirements mandated by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, as communicated in a letter to consumers.

Botulism poisoning is a severe illness that can lead to paralysis of muscles critical for breathing, potentially resulting in fatal outcomes if untreated. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), symptoms of botulism typically manifest between 18 to 36 hours after consuming contaminated food, although they can appear within 6 hours or up to 10 days post-ingestion.

Urban River Spirits Recalls Non-Alcoholic Drink Mixes Over Botulism Concerns
Urban River Spirits Recall Non-Alcoholic Drink Mixes Over Botulism Concerns

Symptoms may include double vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness, among others, as the toxin affects nerve function and muscle control.

The recalled Urban Spirits products were sold in 750 mL glass bottles, and to date, no illnesses related to these specific items have been reported.

Customers who purchased these products on or before July 2, 2024, are advised to either return them to Urban River Spirits, LLC for a full refund or dispose of them safely. Concerned consumers can reach out to the company directly at (503) 475-9765 with any questions or for further assistance.

This recall highlights the potential risks associated with consuming food products that have not undergone proper regulatory inspection and testing.

Urban River Spirits, LLC emphasizes the importance of swift action if individuals experience symptoms potentially linked to botulism poisoning, urging immediate medical attention to mitigate severe health complications.

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