By Jack Phillips and Mimi Nguyen Ly
A nationwide recall was issued for Starbucks Frappuccino Vanilla drinks nationwide due to the bottles possibly containing glass, according to an announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
An FDA enforcement report, initially issued on Jan. 28, stated that the chilled coffee drink are sold nationwide and have best by dates of March 8, May 29, June 4, and June 10. As of Feb. 19, the recall has not been terminated, while the FDA classified the recall as Class II on Feb. 14, according to the agency’s notice.
The FDA notice stated that the recall is due to “foreign objects (glass)” in the products.
The recall affects 25,200 cases of select 13.7-ounce Starbucks Frappuccino Vanilla drinks. There are 12 bottles per case, which equals a total of 302,400 individual bottles.
People should not drink them and should return the bottles to the retailer where they purchased them from for a full refund, it states.
PepsiCo, which releases the bottled Starbucks coffee drinks, also confirmed the recall. A representative of the company told media outlets that the affected products are being removed from the marketplace, and that they “are not sold at Starbucks retail locations.”
“The North American Coffee Partnership is committed to a high level of quality in the products we serve. Delivering a quality experience to our consumers is our top priority and we always act with an abundance of caution whenever a potential concern is raised,” reads the statement made on behalf of the North American Coffee Partnership.
It’s not clear if there have been any adverse events associated with the recalled products. The Epoch Times has contacted PepsiCo for additional comment.
The FDA has not issued a news release in connection to the recall by the time of publication. A spokesperson for the agency that posts the recall alerts told ABC News that officials “do not have any additional information to provide at this time” and say consumers should “reach out to the company directly for more details.”
A Class II recall is defined by the FDA as a “situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.”
People can contact consumer relations at 1-800-211-8307 if they have questions. The recall number is F-0352-2023.
About 400 products, including sandwiches, salads, snacks, yogurt, and wraps that were sold under various brand names have been recalled over potential contamination with listeria, according to an FDA notice on Feb. 3. The firm, Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC of Baltimore, recalled products made from Jan. 24 through Jan. 30 due to the possibility of a Listeria monocytogenes.
“The products include sandwiches, salads, snacks, yogurt, wraps and related products. A listing of the relevant product information is provided at the bottom of this press release,” the FDA said. “All recalled products have a Fresh Creative Cuisine label and/or identifier on the bottom of the label with the Fresh Creative Cuisine name and a fresh through or sell through date ranging from January 31, 2023 through February 6, 2023.”
The FDA’s announcement said that the recalled products were distributed in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.
In a separate instance, nearly 5 million bottles of Fabuloso multipurpose cleaner were recalled on Wednesday because the products may contain harmful bacteria, manufacturer Colgate-Palmolive announced in a notice on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
The notice stipulated that about 4.9 million bottles of the cleaner can contain species of Pseudomonas bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas fluorescens. Those organisms can cause serious infections in individuals with weakened immune systems, officials have said.