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If you get your caffeine fix courtesy of canned Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso drinks, you may want to check your refrigerator. More than 250,000 cases of the ready-to-drink beverages are currently being recalled because they were not properly sealed. Due to this improper sealing, the drinks may spoil and become harmful to consume. 

According to Food Safety News, PepsiCo—the producer of these beverages—initiated the recall last week. However, the recalled drinks have already been distributed to retailers nationwide. Additionally, because the recalled items all have a "best-by date" of March 28, 2022, there is concern that they may already be in consumers' refrigerators and pantries. 

The complete list of recalled products is below:

  • Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso, Espresso & Salted Caramel Cream, 6.5 FL OZ - UPC: 012000007293/ Recall Number: F-0091-2022
  • Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso, Espresso & Cream, 6.5 FL OZ - UPC: 012000001772/ Recall Number: F-0089-2022
  • Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso, Espresso & Light Cream, 6.5 FL OZ - UPC: 012000008801/ Recall Number: F-0090-2022

Shoppers who have purchased any of the recalled items are being urged to dispose of them immediately or return them to the place of purchase. Since all three of the drinks contain milk, they should not be consumed if they weren't properly sealed. Drinking spoiled milk can lead to food poisoning, which may cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

This announcement comes less than a month after several different powdered infant formulas were recalled because of harmful bacteria, and about two months after Dole recalled dozens of salad varieties distributed across the country due to possible Listeria contamination.