In recent news, certain Coca-Cola products, including Diet Coke, Sprite, and Fanta, have been recalled in three states due to potential foreign material contamination. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action to safeguard consumer health and prevent any potential harm.
The recall involves nearly 2,000 cases of Diet Coke, Sprite, and Fanta, which have been removed from shelves in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. The FDA has stated that the recall is due to “potential foreign material” but has not identified the specific nature of the contamination. This precautionary measure aims to minimize any potential risks to consumers.
The recalled products were all sold as 12-ounce aluminum cans packaged in a 12-pack fridge pack, which is a skinny cardboard box with a cutout to dispense the cans. The following table provides the specific details for each product:
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Customers in the affected states are encouraged to check their homes for these products and discard them immediately. The recall ensures that no impacted products remain in the market, prioritizing consumer safety above all else.
Coca-Cola, the manufacturer of these beverages, has taken swift action in response to the recall. In a statement, a representative for the brand confirmed that all recall activities in the local markets have been completed. This proactive approach demonstrates Coca-Cola’s commitment to customer well-being and its dedication to maintaining the highest quality standards.
Food Safety Alert: Salmonella Outbreak
While addressing the recent recall, it’s essential to highlight another food safety alert related to a salmonella outbreak involving cantaloupes and cut fruit. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported two deaths in Minnesota and a total of 32 states affected by this outbreak. The CDC has issued a “food safety alert” to raise awareness and prevent further illnesses.
The salmonella outbreak is linked to various fruit brands, particularly whole cantaloupes with stickers reading “Malichita” or “Rudy” and featuring the number “4050” and “Product of Mexico/produit du Mexique.” Additionally, Vinyard brand pre-cut cantaloupes sold in Oklahoma between October 30 and November 10, and ALDI whole cantaloupes and pre-cut fruit products with best-buy dates between October 27 and October 31 in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin have also been affected. The recall extends to Freshness Guaranteed and RaceTrac pre-cut cantaloupes sold in several states with best-buy dates between November 7 and November 12.