Starbucks Is Recalling More than 300,000 Bottles of Its Popular Frappuccino Drinks Due to Possible Glass Fragments

published Feb 27, 2023
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Grocery Store shelf with bottles of Starbucks brand frappuccino in various flavors. As of 2018, Starbucks operates 28,218 store locations worldwide.
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Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino lovers might do well to check their fridges – a nationwide recall has been announced after glass was found inside some bottles of the popular drink. Yikes!

The bottles, which are sold at supermarkets and convenience stores across the nation, were first recalled in late January by PepsiCo, the manufacturer and distributor. They later expanded the recall, and are now urging consumers to check any bottles they might have at home with UPC number 0 12000-81331 3 and expiration dates of March 8, May 29, June 4, and June 10.

The Vanilla Frappuccinos are shipped in cases of 12, and with more than 25,000 cases on the recall list, there are more than 300,000 bottles out there that could potentially contain glass pieces in the drink.

The Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino recall is just one in a string of recent food recalls. Earlier this month Fresh Ideation Food Group, LLC — a company that makes ready-to-eat sandwiches, parfaits, salads, and more —  announced a recall of hundreds of their products due to a potential listeria outbreak. That announcement came just days after Rao’s had to recall jars of their chicken and gnocchi soup.

While recalls are nothing new, and honestly are to be expected in an industrial food system like ours, the thought of potentially swallowing a piece of glass with your Vanilla Frappuccino isn’t exactly comforting. So, be sure to check those UPC codes and expiration dates to determine if any bottles you have might be included, and if food safety is a concern of yours in general it’s a good idea to bookmark the FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts webpage.

Wondering what other recalls and public health alerts have been issued lately from your favorite brands? Check out this page that’s updated regularly to stay in the know.