FDA issues a recall of 2000 cases of Coca-Cola products due to contamination

The FDA has issued a recall of 48000 cans of Coca-Cola products due to potential contamination.

Coca cola recall contamination
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Coca cola recall contamination

Nearly 2,000 cases of Coca-Cola products have been recalled across Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, due to potential contamination. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently acknowledged this alarming situation in an advisory, urging caution among those who may have purchased the affected items.

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Which products are affected?

The recall involves 12-pack cases of three popular Coca-Cola beverages: 417 cases of Diet Coke, 14 cases of Orange Fanta, and a substantial 1,557 cases of Sprite. These cases were distributed in the aforementioned southern states, causing a ripple of concern among consumers.

The company took proactive measures last month by voluntarily pulling these products from shelves due to the potential presence of 'foreign materials'. However, the FDA's advisory leaves some questions unanswered, as it does not specify the nature of these foreign materials.

What are the health risks?

While the FDA has not provided explicit details on the nature of the foreign materials, the potential risks associated with consuming these contaminated beverages cannot be understated. Foreign materials in consumables can pose serious health threats, ranging from allergic reactions to more severe complications.

Consumers who have purchased the specific batches of the affected products are advised to exercise caution and refrain from consuming them until further notice. The lack of clarity on the foreign materials necessitates vigilance among consumers to prevent any potential health hazards.

Here's what to do if you bought the product

If you find yourself in possession of any of the recalled Coca-Cola products, it is crucial to take immediate action to safeguard your health and well-being. First and foremost, check the product details against the provided information:

  • Diet Coke: 12-pack fridge pack of 12-oz. aluminum cans. UPC: 49000028911, Best By 01/29/24
  • Fanta Orange: 12-pack fridge pack of 12-oz. aluminum cans. UPC: 49000030730, Best By 07/29/24
  • Sprite: 12-pack fridge pack of 12-oz. aluminum cans. UPC: 49000028928 Best By 07/29/24

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