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28 Different Sodas and Drinks Recalled – Mug Root Beer, Fiji Water and Powerade Among the Pulled Items

Almost 30 beverages have been recalled so far this year, according to a new notice from the Food and Drug Administration.

In one of the most recent recalls, four drinks from the Charles Boggini Company, which are sold at restaurants, contain chemicals that can be harmful, according to the recent FDA enforcement notice analyzed by USA Today.

The company’s Pink Lemonade, Cola Flavoring Base, Yellow Lemonade and Yellow Lemonade X were all recalled.

The Pink Lemonade drink contained FD&C Red No. 40 dye, a dye linked to colorectal cancer. The Yellow Lemonade and Yellow Lemonade X contained FD&C Yellow No. 5, which can cause allergic reactions in some people.

The Cola Flavoring Base, meanwhile, had sulfites linked to respiratory issues when consumed in large doses.

About 1.9 million bottles of Fiji Water were recalled, according to WMAO-TV. The water was suspected of containing manganese and three of what the FDA called “bacterial genera.”

Affected bottles have the UPC code: 6 32565 00001 2.

“The FDA classification announced yesterday relates to a matter from several months ago that never posed any health or safety risk,” company representative Melissa England said.

In summarizing the recalls, the U.K. Daily Mail noted that Tapee Tea was recalled for containing anti-inflammatory drugs never listed on the label nor declared on the label; Schweppes Zero Sugar Ginger Ale was recalled by Pepsi after it was learned it actually contained sugar; and 2,000 cases of Mug Root Beer were recalled because they contained Mug Zero Sugar root beer.

Almost 25,000 cases of Martinelli’s apple juice were recalled due to elevated levels of inorganic arsenic.

The Mail also noted that, of the 28 recalls, 24 of them were due to the product containing something — harmful chemicals included — that was not declared.

More than 900 cases of Powerade were recalled, noted AL.com.

The included 87 cases of Powerade Zero Mixed Berry (lot codes 0013098209, 0013111742, 0013111657, and 0013119902); 366 cases of Powerade Mountain Berry Blast ( lot codes 0013098209, 0013111742, 0013111657, and 0013119902) and 149 cases of Powerade Zero Fruit Punch lot codes 0013098209, 0013111742, 0013111657, and 0013119902.”

The drink was recalled due to concern that there might be a foreign metal object in the drinks.

“There are a lot of drinks that have been scrutinized of late and a lot of it has to do with labeling and undeclared ingredients,” Dr. Darin Detwiler, a food safety expert at Northeastern University in Boston, said, according to the Mail.

Multiple infant formulas have also been recalled, per the FDA.

More than 1 million cans of Enfamil Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Infant Formula Powder were recalled because they might contain the bacteria Cronobacter sakazakii. The bacteria can cause infants to suffer from seizures or brain swelling.

The Goat Milk Toddler Formula Two produced by Sammy’s Milk was recalled over misleading claims.

The FDA maintains a page that consumers can use to search for products and calls.

READ 11 COMMENTS
  • Scott says:

    Hmmmm! Wonder how many of those are truly dangerous and how many are just to get us focused off what they are doing.

  • Joe says:

    And not a single word,, on where and how all of those chemicals got into those drinks…. kinda every difficult to surmise if this is a USA story, or from overseas.. could it be they were processed at a Chinese owned factory in China ?

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