FDA recalls 48,000 CANS of Diet Coke, Sprite and Fanta because they may contain ‘foreign material’

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  • The FDA recalled nearly 2,000 cases of Coca-Cola products sold in three states 
  • The agency did not specify what the ‘foreign material’ in the drinks was 
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Coca-Cola has recalled tens of thousands of cans of Diet Coke, Sprite, and Fanta Orange because they may be contaminated with ‘foreign material.’

Nearly 2,000 cases – the equivalent of about 48,000 cans – sold in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida since November 6 were affected.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) disclosed the recall in a filing and said the recall is complete and there are no more affected cans on the market. 

Coca-Cola has recalled tens of thousands of cans of Diet Coke, Sprite, and Fanta Orange (stock image)

The contaminated cans were manufactured by United Packers in Alabama. 

The recall included 12-ounce aluminum cans. The FDA did not specify what the ‘foreign material’ was. 

This is the second time Coca-Cola has recalled products due to foreign material. In 2021, the company recalled 7,000 cases of Minute Maid juice for containing objects such as washers or bolts. 

Affected flavors included Berry Punch, Strawberry Lemonade, and Fruit Punch. 

The FDA classified this new recall as a Class II, meaning that it indicates a circumstance in which a ‘violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences.’

Consumers have been urged to throw out any affected cans and not drink from them. 

Coca-Cola products recalled for containing ‘foreign material’

  • Diet Coke: 12-pack fridge pack of 12-oz. aluminum cans. UPC: 49000028911, Best By 01/29/24 
  • Fanta Orange packaged in 12oz aluminum cans – 12 pack fridge pack. Lot No. JUL2924MBD3 UPC: 49000030730 Best By: 07/29/24. Product Quantity: 14 cases 
  • Sprite packaged in 12oz aluminum cans – 12 pack fridge pack. Lot No. JUL2924MBD3 UPC: 49000028928 Best By: 07/29/24. Product Quantity: 1,557 cases

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