Coca-Cola Initiates Product Recall Due to Hazardous Mislabeling Error
Consumers urged to check Coca-Cola bottles following serious health concerns linked to labeling oversight.
Whether you indulge in a Coca-Cola sporadically as a guilty pleasure or consistently stock it in your refrigerator to satisfy your cravings, it’s indisputable that Coca-Cola is a globally recognizable drink. Despite facing critique over the years, as more research unveils the adverse health effects associated with the famous carbonated beverage, Coca-Cola has recently issued a recall for certain products due to grave health risks. Continue reading to determine if you’re impacted by this recent declaration.
Coca-Cola has initiated a recall of certain product lines.
According to a recent announcement by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Coca-Cola Bottling Group United, based in College Park, Georgia, has initiated a recall of 177 cases of its Coca-Cola Ultimate products, as relayed by Food Safety News. The implicated products—distributed in Georgia—are packaged in 20-ounce plastic bottles, with 24 individual bottles included in each case.
The products subject to recall are identifiable by the UPC 049000552065 and lot number SEP2523CPA, as printed on the bottle. Additionally, they bear a best-by date of Sept. 25, 2023.
The firm has acknowledged that a labeling error could pose significant health risks for certain individuals.
According to the firm, a packaging error has instigated the current recall, as reported by Food Safety News. Specifically, Coca-Cola Ultimate was dispatched in bottles inaccurately labeled as Coca-Cola Ultimate Zero Sugar.
The notice states that individuals with specific pre-existing health conditions, including diabetes and heart disease, could face severe health consequences if they inadvertently consume excessive amounts of sugar.
Here are the next steps if you possess the recalled item in your refrigerator.
So far, no instances of adverse reactions or health complications have been reported due to the consumption of the incorrectly labeled beverage, as stated by Parade. However, the company is strongly advising individuals who might have bought the affected Coca-Cola products to refrain from consuming them and to dispose of them immediately.
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