Coca-Cola Is Recalling This Brand of Drinks Due to Possible Foreign Objects

published Dec 16, 2021
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If you plan to stock up on Coca-Cola products for this year’s holiday gathering, you may want to be cautious with one particular brand.

According to Food Safety News, Coca-Cola has voluntarily recalled three varieties of the Minute Maid juice brand across eight states due to the inclusion of potential foreign objects — particularly noted to be metal bolts or washers. The recall is for the 59-ounce refrigerated cartons of the brand and specifically includes the following varieties:

  • Minute Maid Berry Punch: 59-ounces. UPC: 025000047664 or 025000047671. Use by: January 4, 2022; January 5, 2022.
  • Minute Maid Strawberry Lemonade: 59-ounces. UPC: 025000019708 or 025000019760. Use by: January 3, 2022.
  • Minute Maid Fruit Punch: 59-ounces. UPC: 025000047725 or 025000047732. Use by: January 5, 2022.

Recalled products are said to have been distributed in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia, and range from 975 cases to a whopping 4,125 cases across the affected areas.

Though this is a voluntary recall on behalf of Coca-Cola, since the shelf life of these particular products goes into the beginning of 2022, the brand is concerned that consumers could possibly still have these products in their homes. If you happened to pick up any of the above products, it is urged that you discontinue use and promptly discard.

Additionally, Coca-Cola is recalling some 12-ounce cans of both their Coca-Cola and Sprite brands for the same reason as above. These products, however, were distributed to military commissaries throughout the Southeast area of the United States. The cans — which were sold in 12-pack fridge options — are marked with the dates of AUG 1522 WM B or AUG 1522 WM C and can be returned to the commissary for a full refund. You also have the option of calling Coke’s Consumer Interaction Center at 1-800-438-2653.

As always, if you consumed any of the products mentioned and are feeling ill, please contact your healthcare provider immediately. And while you’re checking to see if your fridge includes any of the Coca-Cola products mentioned, be sure to check your pantry for this nostalgic drink mix that was recalled in November and these baked goods from Kroger.