Minute Maid, Coca-Cola and Sprite recalled in Virginia

VIRGINIA – If you’ve stocked up on Coca-Cola, Minute Maid, or Sprite for the holidays, or only have a few spare bottles of soda and other drinks on hand, check the labels to make sure that they are not among the products recalled in Virginia because they may contain metal bolts and washers.

The affected juices and soft drinks have been distributed in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Maine and New Jersey, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. United.

The recalled Minute Maid products, first reported by Food Safety News, are:

  • Berry Punch: date codes Jan0422 NP and Jan0522 NP, lot 0010323455 and 0010259344 (recall F-0276-2022)
  • Strawberry Lemonade: Date Code: Jan0322 NP, Lot: 0010259346 (Recall F-0277-2022)
  • Fruit punch: Date code: JAN0522 NP Lot: 0010323454 (recall F-0278-2022)

The affected Coca-Cola and Sprite products included in a November recall are:

  • 12 oz Cans of Coca-Cola: Date Code: AUG 1522 WM B
  • 12 oz Cans of Coca-Cola: Date Code: AUG 1522 WM C
  • 12 oz Sprite Cans: Date Code: AUG 1522 WM B

All of the products recalled by the company have expiration dates 2022. Customers can request a refund at the point of purchase or simply throw them away.

Coca-Cola spokeswoman Ann L. Moore told USA Today the FDA registered the recall as a Class II incident; this means that exposure to the contaminant can cause temporary or medically reversible health problems.

The FDA has said the risk of side effects is low in such recalls, but people who have purchased the products should still exercise caution.

Jerry B. Hatch