FDA warns – Snapchill canned coffee products recalled due to potential growth of Clostridium botulinum

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Snapchill LLC (Snapchill) has recalled all of its canned coffee products because the company’s current manufacturing process puts its low-acid canned foods at risk of developing or producing the deadly botulinum toxin.

A serious and potentially fatal form of food poisoning, botulism has been known to cause the following symptoms: “general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing.” Individuals who fall ill may also find it difficult to breathe and suffer muscle weakness, a distended abdomen, and constipation. The symptoms may be experienced anywhere between six hours and two weeks following the consumption of food contaminated with the botulinum toxin. Anyone who believes they or a loved one may be impacted is urged to contact their medical provider immediately.

Announced by Snapchill on June 20, 2024, the voluntary recall covers products that were made available through coffee roasters and retail locations across the U.S., and through direct online order from Snapchill. The coffee products can be found under a range of roasters and brand names, in metal 7-ounce or 12-ounce cans. Affected products may be identified by the words “Produced and distributed by Snapchill LLC” printed below the nutrition facts panel, or by the label’s direct words, “Snapchill Coffee.” For a complete list of the affected coffee products, consumers may refer to the FDA communication.

Snapchill first took action action receiving a notification from the FDA that the low acid canned foods process that the company had in place had not been filed with the agency, and therefore was out of regulation.

While the company has not been made aware of any reports of illness or incidents that pointed to the presence of the botulin toxin in the coffee items, anyone who has purchased products matching the above description is asked not to use the items. The products should be either destroyed or brought back to Snapchill or the point of purchase for a complete refund. To receive the reimbursement, consumers are required to have proof of purchase, which may include a photo of the products prior to their destruction and/or disposal.

More information about the return and refund process, along with other general recall-related questions, can be found via email at compliance@snapchill.com. The company can also be reached by phone at (920) 632-6018, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time.


If you or a loved one has suffered an adverse health outcome that can be traced to the presence of the botulinum toxin in a packaged food product, your family deserves maximum compensation. Our experienced attorneys at TruLaw understand what is at stake and are personally invested in helping people like you hold negligent parties responsible. To learn more about how we can help you navigate the next steps, contact us or take our free Instant Case Evaluation ℠