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SOS: NYC Fire Kills at Least a Dozen

While most of the world is busy unwrapping gifts and peacefully spending their precious days off during the holiday season, the worst fire in the Bronx have torn families apart killing at least a dozen including infants.


The scenarios are heart-wrenching. According to witnesses, there are instances where they saw parents of trapped children frustratingly watch the apartment building burn.

“A father ran into the building, he couldn’t get in. I saw him screaming, `My babies are dead! My babies are dead!”- Xanral Collins,witness, as interviewed by the New York Post


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Death Wish Coffee Company, home of ‘The World’s Strongest Coffee’,  is asking the public to dispose all their DEATH WISH NITRO CANS.

An image screen-grabbed from one of their social media pages.

“As a precautionary measure, we’re issuing a recall”, according to their website.

They see to it that the company’s safety process and production for each coffee can is always in its best quality hence a recommendation for an additional step to their nitro cold brew production process decided the recall.

“Death Wish in conjunction with an outside Process Authority has determined that the current process could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin, botulin, in low acid foods commercialized in reduced oxygen packaging”, according to the Death Wish website.

A slight risk of ‘Botulism’ is feared to have contaminated the said product.

According to PeN’s PULSE Virus Tracker, Botulism is a rare and potentially fatal illness caused by Clostridium botulinum. 

A few retorts from the public have shown utter panic. One common issue being raised was that the recall was declared a bit late that some drinkers have already consumed bottles not knowing that there was an issue of Botulism in the Death Wish Nitro can.

“No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased Death Wish Nitro should not consume it and can either dispose of it or return the product to the location with proof of purchase for a full refund”, replied Death Wish Coffee.

A full refund awaits everyone who purchased the coffee products.

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Posted by Clarisse Javier in Blog, Health, Others