This popular Starbucks drink is being recalled for potential metal fragments

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There seems to be a Starbucks on every corner, right? With millions of people getting their caffeine fix daily from the coffee chain, a recall affecting a Starbucks product can be particularly harmful. Although this recall affects ready-to-drink products sold in grocery and other stores, it addresses a dangerous issue.

Here is the backstory

Did you know that Starbucks has a partnership with Pepsi? The soft drink maker produces ready-to-drink coffee drinks for the Seattle-based juggernaut.

PepsiCo is now recalling 221 cases of Starbucks Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot beverages, according to an FDA enforcement report. Each case contains 12 bottles, so this recall affects 2,652 individual containers.

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Why this Starbucks drink is being recalled

The reason for the recall is listed as “Possibility of foreign body contamination (metal fragments)”. This can cause serious internal or dental injuries. The recall was launched on August 15 and released by the FDA on September 8.

The contaminated beverages were distributed to retail stores in Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma and Texas. If you bought a bottle of Starbucks Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot, don’t drink it. Take it back to where you bought it.

Incidentally, there isn’t much information to help identify what the products look like. Although the report lists the recalled products as “bottles,” a quick Google search shows images of cans. To be on the safe side, avoid any Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot can or bottle at this time.

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