Starbucks Vanilla Drinks Recalled Over Fears It May Contain Glass

Hundreds of thousands of Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccinos have been recalled after the distributor warned the drinks may contain glass in them. The frappuccino drink is not sold in Starbucks stores but rather is distributed in supermarkets by PepsiCo. 

American food and beverage regulators recalled the popular drink by the popular coffee and fast food superstore. 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said 25,200 cases of the caffeinated drink, carrying 12 bottles per case, were recalled starting after the glass was detected inside the bottles. It means that the total count of the popular drink that officials requested to be recalled totaled more than 300,000 bottles.

While the Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccinos are not sold in Starbucks stores, customers can find them at several massive and popular retail chains across the country, including Walmart, Target, and on Amazon.

The popular coffee chain’s beverages and products are distributed by PepsiCo. 

This recall was categorized as a class two recall. This means that the affected product “may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote,” according to the FDA.

According to the North American Coffee Partnership, the products’ removal from stores is currently underway. 

For those who already have purchased the product and they are in their homes, the affected bottles have expiration dates of March 8, May 29, June 4, and June 10. 

This is the second time since last year that a Starbucks product has been recalled. In August, PepsiCo had to recall 221 cases of Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot drinks in seven states after metal fragments were detected in the products. That recall was labeled class two as well.

“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,” a statement from PepsiCo on behalf of the North American Coffee Partnership, its organization with Starbucks said. 

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