Recently, there have been many drinks recalls, with Kool-Aid recalling certain mixes, and then Heinz recalled some juices as well. Now, Minute Maid and Coca-Cola have followed suit, so if you have a hefty drink cupboard, you may need to examine it to make sure none of them have been recalled.
The reason for the recall from Heinz, Coca Cola, and Minute Maid was due to metal and glass fragments being discovered in them. Additionally, some contained metal bolts and even washers. Drinks included in the recall included Minute Maid Berry Punch, Strawberry Lemonade, Fruit Punch, Coca-Cola, and Sprite.
According to the Food Safety Network, the products were distributed in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Maine, and New Jersey. Additionally, there were 7,000 cases of these drinks that have been included in the Minute Maid recall.
Some of the Coca-Cola and Sprites that were recalled are thought to include an unspecified contaminant. All available drinks that were found on shelves have been removed, but if you purchased any of the following, you have been asked to either discard them or return them to the store for a full refund.
Minute Maid Products Included in Recall
Berry Punch – Date codes Jan0422 NP and Jan0522 NP, Batch 0010323455 and 0010259344 (recall F-0276-2022)
Strawberry Lemonade – Date code: Jan0322 NP, Batch: 0010259346 (recall F-0277-2022)
Fruit Punch – Date Code: JAN0522 NP Batch: 0010323454 (recall F-0278-2022)
Coca-Cola Products Included in Recall
Coca-Cola 12 ounce cans: Date Code: AUG 1522 WM B
Coca-Cola 12 ounce cans: Date Code: AUG 1522 WM C
Sprite 12 ounce cans: Date Code: AUG 1522 WM B