Coca Cola Recalls Minute Maid Products in 8 States Due to Possible Metal Contamination

Check your fridge for these popular drinks.

The Coca-Cola Company (which owns the Minute Maid brand), is recalling three Minute Maid juice products because they may be contaminated with foreign objects. More specifically, these beverages may contain metal bolts or washers.

The recalled products were sold at various retailers across eight states, and the recall only applies to certain juice products sold in 59-ounce cartons. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the items were distributed in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Maine, and New Jersey.

The products subject to the recall are:

  • Minute Maid Berry Punch, 59 fl. oz., 1.75 L, Unit UPC: 025000047664, Case UPC: 025000047671
  • Minute Maid Strawberry Lemonade, 59 fl. oz., 1.75 L, Unit UPC: 025000019708, Case UPC: 025000019760
  • Minute Maid Fruit Punch, 59 fl. oz., 1.75 L, Unit UPC: 025000047725, Case UPC: 025000047732

Since all three products have different Universal Product Codes (UPCs), be sure to check your own juice products carefully.

All together, more than 7,400 cases of Minute Maid drinks have been impacted by this recall. Additionally, since the beverages aren't slated to expire until early 2022, consumers are being urged to check their refrigerators for these drinks and throw them away if they have them in their possession.

According to the FDA, this recall is considered a Class II incident. This type of recall is used to describe 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."

Per Coca-Cola spokesperson Ann L. Moore, this recall is voluntary and has already been completed. "This product did not meet our high-quality standards due to the potential presence of foreign matter," Moore said in a statement. "We took this voluntary action because nothing is more important to us than providing safe, high-quality products to the people who drink our beverages."

News of the Minute Maid recall comes just days after a large pork recall, and about a month after a massive onion recall was initiated due to salmonella concerns after more than 650 people fell ill.

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