Health Alert: Minute Maid Beverages Recalled over Presence of Metal Pieces
Some Minute Maid beverages may contain potentially dangerous matter and have been recalled by the Coca Cola Company.
Food Safety News reported on December 10 that certain Minute Maid products were recalled because of potential contamination with foreign objects, specifically metal bolts or washers. The list of products includes 3 common Minute Maid beverages that have been recalled in 8 states. These include: Connecticut, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and New Jersey.
There is concern that consumers may still have the products in their homes because of their long shelf life, which extends into 2022.
The beverages recalled include Minute Maid Berry Punch, Minute Maid Strawberry Lemonade, and Minute Maid Fruit Punch. See below the exact details of the beverages recalled in the aforementioned 8 states.
Fox News reported on December 13 that Coca Cola also recalled some cans of soda. The recall order was issued last month.
Coca-Cola has also recalled some select cans of Coca-Cola and Sprite due to potential foreign matter, according to military Commissaries.
The recalled soda cans were distributed in the southeast U.S. and include Coca-Cola 12 ounce cans (Date codes AUG 1522 WM B and AUG 1522 WM C) and Sprite 12 ounce cans (AUG 1522 WM B).
The recall of Minute Maid beverages and soda cans over health risks due to potentially harmful presence of foreign particles comes just weeks after Kraft Heinz recalled multiple beverages in November due to suspected presence of metal or glass pieces.
In related news, 2.3 million pounds of ham has also been recalled by Alexander & Hornung due to potential listeria contamination. There are concerns that the recalled ham product could be in people’s freezers. The story says that Alexander & Hornung at 1-866-866-3703 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST for inquiries regarding the ham recall.