Dr. Zavada
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept within a glass or metal container with a volume of at least one liter. The containment unit must be equipped with a screw-on lid. To prevent percussive injury to the containment unit, the unit must enveloped by foam packing peanuts in storage. Alternative cushioning methods are acceptable at the discretion of at least two personnel with Level Three clearance or higher. The entity is not to be stored within 25 meters of any item intended for human consumption. The ambient storage temperature of the unit must not be in excess of 90°C.

Description: SCP-XXXX constitutes the contents of an unsealed can of █████ ████ Baked Beans recovered from ████████ ████, Tennessee. The expiration date on the original container is 08/11/1968. The exceptional longevity of the entity is currently pending investigation. SCP-XXXX is a mass comprised of approximately 870 ml of baked beans, each of which shall be designated SCP-XXXX-1. SCP-XXXX-1, and by proxy SCP-XXXX, has demonstrated the capability of basic locomotion, achieved through precise, infrequent vibrations.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 have been found to secrete a liquid containing sucrose, pork product, and salt in the presence of items intended for human consumption. The liquid is suspected to aid in the consumption of SCP-XXXX-1, as well as to act as a binding agent. Upon contact with said items, a collection of SCP-XXXX-1 congeals to encase the item entirely. The consumption of SCP-XXXX-1 has not been linked to any anomalous effects. However, several personnel who have consumed SCP-XXXX-1 have suggested a test which permits SCP-XXXX to envelop legumes of the canned variety. Compliance with the request results in SCP-XXXX producing additional instances of SCP-XXXX-1 from the provided legumes. The mass of SCP-XXXX following the experiment consistently is higher than the mass of the input.

Addendum XXXX-1: SCP-XXXX-1 instances cease anomalous functions if kept at an ambient temperature in excess of 90°C for more than 15 minutes. Shortly before losing function, the entity releases additional quantities of the liquid in an effort to reduce the ambient temperature. The remains of the instance does not exhibit any anomalous properties.

Addendum XXXX-2: When an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 is forcibly removed from SCP-XXXX, each entity will occasionally vibrate in the direction of the other. When an SCP-XXXX-1 instance is placed over 25 meters away from SCP-XXXX, the instance ceases movement. If an additional instance is relocated to the unmoving one, the two vibrate towards each other, eventually forming a new instance of SCP-XXXX.

Addendum XXXX-3: The entity was recovered following a report to local animal control from a concerned █████ ████ Canning employee. The reproductive capabilities of SCP-XXXX are determined to have been used for commercial purposes by █████ ████ Canning. Prior to canning, the manufacturer heated the beans beyond their maximum temperature to ensure control over the anomaly. An order for the recall of all █████ ████ Canning goods have been issued. The potential risks of consuming neutralized SCP-XXXX-1 instances is currently pending investigation.