FDA: Starbucks Drink Recalled Due to Potential Metal Contamination

A prepackaged Starbucks coffee energy drink has been recalled by PepsiCo Inc. because it might contain “foreign elements” or metal pieces.

221 cases of Starbucks Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot Energy Coffee Beverage are included in the recall. It is marketed as having a caffeine boost, French vanilla flavour, cream, and being served cold or iced.

The 15-ounce drinks come in 12 cans per case, according to a statement posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website on September 8. The recall started on August 15.

Stores in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Texas sold the recalled cans.

According to NBC’s “Today,” the Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot beverage recall isn’t directly related to Starbucks locations.

Other recent metal-related recalls were also mentioned on “Today.”

  • 1 D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. recalled Market Pantry White Fudge Animal Cookies sold at Target last week due to metal contamination concerns.
  • 2 After discovering tiny metal bits in many candy brands, Mars Wrigley issued a recall in May.
  • 3 A few juices from Minute Made were recalled last year “due to concerns that they may contain metal bolts or washers.”

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