From hot coffees to sweet Frappuccino, Starbucks has amassed fans around the globe. However, approximately 302,400 vanilla Frappuccino bottles were recalled due to concerns regarding bottles containing glass pieces or foreign objects.
Per the Food and Drug Administration report, 25,200 cases of Starbucks Frappuccino Coffee Drink, Vanilla, 13.7 Fl Oz have been recalled. Each case contains a dozen bottled drinks, making it more than 300,000 bottles.
The bottled Frappuccino drinks are not sold in Starbucks stores, but at several grocery stores including Target, Walmart, and Amazon.
The recalled Frappuccino bottles have four expiration dates:
- March 8, 2023
- May 29, 2023
- June 4, 2023
- June 10, 2023
Bottled Frappuccino drinks are popular for on-the-go, and Starbucks collaborated with PepsiCo to create the off-the-shelf drink. Both have yet to speak about the issue.
The recall has been classified as class II by the FDA, meaning they "may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote," per their website.
What does it mean to be recalled?
When a product is recalled, it means it violated the FDA's regulations and need to be taken off the market for the safety of consumers.
Manufacturers and distributors must protect the consumer's health and safety from commodities that pose a risk of injury, fraud or are otherwise defective through recalls, which are voluntary actions. For responsible businesses to carry out an efficient recall, 21 CFR 7 delivers direction.