Why Over 300,000 Bottled Starbucks Frappuccinos Have Been Urgently Recalled

Approximately 25,000 cases of Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccinos have received a recall due to the possibililty of containing glass.

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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Approximately 25,000 cases of Starbucks vanilla Frappuccinos have received a recall notice. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the product may contain pieces of glass. Each case holds 12 drinks, bringing the total number of affected bottles to 302,400. The product is sold at several merchants nationwide, including Target, Amazon, Walmart, and Safeway.

The impacted products have best buy dates of March 8th, May 29th, June 4h, and June 10, 2023. “The removal of these products from the marketplace is currently underway,” the FDA said in a statement to ABC News. The representative did not explain how glad got into the Starbucks vanilla Frappuccinos affected by the recall.

PepsiCo initiated the Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino recall on behalf of the North American Coffee Partnership. The joint venture was created with the coffee giant in 1994. The organization said the products are now being removed from various retail stores. “The North American Coffee Partnership is committed to a high level of quality in the products we serve,” the statement added.

Delivering a quality experience to consumers is a top priority for the agency. Therefore, it always acts with an abundance of caution whenever concerns are raised. Anyone who purchased the Starbucks Frappuccinos affected by the recall should contact consumer relations at 1-800-211-8307. Especially if the bottles carry the UPC number 0 12000-81331 3.

Since the Food and Drug Administration does not currently have any additional information, folks are encouraged to reach out to PepsiCo for more details. The agency has categorized the Starbucks Frappuccino recall as Class II. That means exposure to the product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences, NPR reports.

The Starbucks Frappuccino isn’t the first PepsiCo product to be issued with a recall. In September 2022, the company faced a similar situation when it pulled Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot Energy Coffee drinks from store shelves. At the time, the affected products were said to contain metal fragments. About 221 cases containing 12 bottles were impacted, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.

Unlike the Starbucks Frappuccino, the Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot Energy Coffee drinks affected by the recall were only sold in were sold in seven states. This included Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Described as a kick of caffeine, with a hint of French Vanilla and cream, the product can be served chilled or over ice.

The Starbucks Frappuccino recall is the latest in a string of foreign object-related recalls over the past several months. In August 2022, D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. voluntarily recalled 44-ounce containers of Market Pantry White Fudge Animal Cookies due to concerns about metal contamination, Today reported at the time.

Mars Wrigley also voluntarily recalled several candy varieties after discovering that small pieces of metal might have made their way into the products in May 2022. And in 2021, Minute Maid pulled several juice varieties over concerns that they might contain metal bolts or washers. Meanwhile, anyone who may have ingested a Starbucks Frappuccino affected by the recall should seek medical attention immediately.