February 23, 2022: Why has Pepsico recalled over 3 lakh bottles of a Starbucks drink? Read this article to find out.
Starbucks is an American multinational chain of coffeehouses and roastery reserves with its headquarters in Seattle, Washington, in the United States. It is the world’s largest coffeehouse chain with over 33,000 stores in 80 countries and the brand has become a household name.
In partnership with Starbucks Corp, American multinational food company Pepsico launched the ‘Vanilla Frappuccino’ chilled coffee drink, which is a ready-to-go packaged drink sold in retail outlets like Walmart, Target, etc. instead of Starbucks cafes.
However, on January 28, Starbucks recalled 25,200 crates of the vanilla frappuccino drink. Each crate has 12 bottles, meaning over 300,000 bottles of the drink were recalled.
The US Food and Drug Administration said in a notice that the recall was issued after glass was found in some of the bottles. The FDA classified this as a Class II recall, which means the “product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote,” according to the agency’s website.
The notice mentioned that bottles with expiration dates of March 8, May 29, June 4 and June 10 are affected by the recall. This is the second time since last year that a Starbucks product has been recalled. In August, PepsiCo had to recall 221 cases of Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot drinks in seven states after metal fragments were detected in the products. That recall was labelled Class II as well.